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Lakes Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.2
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.7

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Lakes Beach Spot ID

my old mans still got it, Lakes Beach photo

Lakes Beach

Photo credit: toby bailey

old man, Lakes Beach photo

Lakes Beach

Photo credit: toby bailey

Type: sandbar

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind WSW

Sea Temperature Today is: 23.9 °C

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Saturday, 23 March 2019, 11:37 Local time
Saturday 23
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 5
NNW 10
NNE 15
ENE 25
Wind State cross cross-
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Lakes Beach in Newcastle is an exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf Offshore winds are from the west southwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded. Beware of rips, sharks, shark protected,.

New-South-Wales wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Gorokan, 5 km from Lakes Beach.

IS AT (local time)

Lakes Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At NorahHeadAws, 1 km from Lakes Beach.


Air temperature
23.5 °C

Current weather near Lakes Beach

Buoy Data:

At Sydney Waverider Buoy, 37 miles from Lakes Beach.

  11PM 12AM 1AM 2AM
Data Age 11 hr 10 hr 9 hr 8 hr
Wave height (m) 0.956
Average period (s) 8.9 8.52 9.32 8.52

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Overall Lakes Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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Also see Lakes Beach surf quality by season and Lakes Beach surf quality by month.

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Lakes Beach Location Maps

Lakes Beach Location Map

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Town and city forecasts close to Lakes Beach:


  • The closest passenger airport to Lakes Beach is Newcastle Airport (NTL) in Australia, 57 km (35 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Lakes Beach is Richmond Airport (RCM), also in Australia, 82 km (51 miles) away.
  • Third is Kingsford Smith International Airport (Sydney) Airport (SYD) in Australia, 85 km (53 miles) away.
  • Sydney Bankstown Airport (BWU) in Australia is 92 km (57 miles) away.
  • Camden Airport (CDU), also in Australia is the fifth nearest airport to Lakes Beach and is 119 km (74 miles) away.
Lakes Beach break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Lakes Beach, NSW - Newcastle. Use the tab navigation above to view Lakes Beach sea temperature, Lakes Beach photographs, Lakes Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Lakes Beach webcams, current wind from NSW - Newcastle live weather stations and Lakes Beach 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 Lakes Beach.