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Little Bombie ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.8

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Little Bombie Spot ID

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Little Bombie

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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind SSW

Sea Temperature Today is: 22.2 °C

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Tuesday, 23 April 2019, 20:02 Local time
Wave (m) 1.3
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 15
NE 15
NE 10
NE 5
Wind State cross-
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Little Bombie in Newcastle is an exposed reef break that has quite reliable surf Offshore winds blow from the south southwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northeast. There is a left hand reef break. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Be warned that sharks have been sighted.

New-South-Wales wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Gorokan, 5 km from Little Bombie.

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Little Bombie Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Norah Head Aws, 2 km from Little Bombie.

moderate winds from the NE

no report
Air temperature
22.1 °C

Current weather near Little Bombie

Buoy Data:

At Sydney Waverider Buoy, 35 miles from Little Bombie.

  3PM 4PM 5PM 6PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.126
Average period (s) 10.27 10.27 9.77 10.27

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Overall Little Bombie Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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  • The closest passenger airport to Little Bombie is Newcastle Airport (NTL) in Australia, 59 km (37 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Little Bombie is Richmond Airport (RCM), also in Australia, 82 km (51 miles) away.
  • Third is Kingsford Smith International Airport (Sydney) Airport (SYD) in Australia, 83 km (52 miles) away.
  • Sydney Bankstown Airport (BWU) in Australia is 90 km (56 miles) away.
  • Camden Airport (CDU), also in Australia is the fifth nearest airport to Little Bombie and is 118 km (73 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Little Bombie, NSW - Newcastle. Use the tab navigation above to view Little Bombie sea temperature, Little Bombie photographs, Little Bombie detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Little Bombie webcams, current wind from NSW - Newcastle live weather stations and Little Bombie 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 Little Bombie.