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JD Reef

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Type: reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SSE | Wind SSW

Sea Temperature Today is: 26.0 °C

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Wednesday, 20 March 2019, 19:52 Local time
Wave (m) 0.7
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 10
SSE 10
SSW 15
SW 15
Wind State cross-
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JD Reef in Newcastle is a reef break that does not work very often Offshore winds blow from the south southwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the south southeast. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Watch out for - Rocks - Localism - Sharks.

New-South-Wales wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Gorokan, 5 km from JD Reef.

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JD Reef Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Norah Head Aws, 1 km from JD Reef.

light winds from the SE

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Air temperature
23.1 °C

Current weather near JD Reef

Buoy Data:

At Sydney Waverider Buoy, 36 miles from JD Reef.

  1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.996
Average period (s) 7.28 7.56 13.82 7.56

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Overall JD Reef Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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  • The closest passenger airport to JD Reef is Newcastle Airport (NTL) in Australia, 58 km (36 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to JD Reef is Richmond Airport (RCM), also in Australia, 82 km (51 miles) away.
  • Third is Kingsford Smith International Airport (Sydney) Airport (SYD) in Australia, 84 km (52 miles) away.
  • Sydney Bankstown Airport (BWU) in Australia is 91 km (57 miles) away.
  • Camden Airport (CDU), also in Australia is the fifth nearest airport to JD Reef and is 118 km (73 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for JD Reef, NSW - Newcastle. Use the tab navigation above to view JD Reef sea temperature, JD Reef photographs, JD Reef detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, JD Reef webcams, current wind from NSW - Newcastle live weather stations and JD Reef 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 JD Reef.