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Fingal Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.0

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Fingal Bay Spot ID

Micko at Fingal, Fingal Bay photo

Fingal Bay

Photo credit: Kellie Vincent

Fingal spit, Fingal Bay photo

Fingal Bay

Photo credit: Jake

Type: beach and point

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell S | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 18.0 °C

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Thursday, 19 July 2018, 20:03 Local time
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 10 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 20
NNE 25
NNW 25
NNW 25
Wind State off off off off

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Fingal Bay in Newcastle is an exposed beach and point break that is often working. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the north. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the south. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded. Watch out for sharks.

New-South-Wales wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Port Stephens, Australia, 3 km from Fingal Bay.

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Fingal Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Port Stephens Nelson Bay wx, 4 km from Fingal Bay.


Air temperature
15.6 °C

Current weather near Fingal Bay

Overall Fingal Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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  • The closest passenger airport to Fingal Bay is Newcastle Airport (NTL) in Australia, 33 km (20 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Fingal Bay is Richmond Airport (RCM), also in Australia, 162 km (101 miles) away.
  • Third is Kingsford Smith International Airport (Sydney) Airport (SYD) in Australia, 163 km (101 miles) away.
  • Sydney Bankstown Airport (BWU) in Australia is 172 km (107 miles) away.
  • Camden Airport (CDU), also in Australia is the fifth nearest airport to Fingal Bay and is 200 km (124 miles) away.
Fingal Bay break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Fingal Bay, NSW - Newcastle. Use the tab navigation above to view Fingal Bay sea temperature, Fingal Bay photographs, Fingal Bay detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Fingal Bay webcams, current wind from NSW - Newcastle live weather stations and Fingal Bay tide predictions. The Australia swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Australia and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Australia wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Fingal Bay.