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Nobbys Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.3

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Nobbys Reef

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Nobbys Reef

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Nobbys Reef

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Type: reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 21.3 °C

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Thursday, 17 January 2019, 14:48 Local time
Thursday 17
Wave (m) 1.5
Period (s) 7 6 7 7
Wind (km/h) 20
ENE 25
ENE 25
NE 25
Wind State cross-
cross cross

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Nobbys Reef in Newcastle is an exposed reef break that has inconsistent surf Offshore winds are from the northwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southeast. There are left and right breaking reefs. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It's sometimes crowded here. Take care of rips, rocks and sharks.

New-South-Wales wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Newcastle, Australia, 1 km from Nobbys Reef.

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Nobbys Reef Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Newcastle, 2 km from Nobbys Reef.

light winds from the ENE

no report
Air temperature
25.9 °C

Current weather near Nobbys Reef

Buoy Data:

At Sydney Waverider Buoy, 63 miles from Nobbys Reef.

  8AM 9AM 10AM 11AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 1.225
Average period (s) 5.64 5.64 5.34 5.34

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Overall Nobbys Reef Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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  • The closest passenger airport to Nobbys Reef is Newcastle Airport (NTL) in Australia, 15 km (9 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Nobbys Reef is Richmond Airport (RCM), also in Australia, 121 km (75 miles) away.
  • Third is Kingsford Smith International Airport (Sydney) Airport (SYD) in Australia, 127 km (79 miles) away.
  • Sydney Bankstown Airport (BWU) in Australia is 134 km (83 miles) away.
  • Camden Airport (CDU), also in Australia is the fifth nearest airport to Nobbys Reef and is 161 km (100 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Nobbys Reef, NSW - Newcastle. Use the tab navigation above to view Nobbys Reef sea temperature, Nobbys Reef photographs, Nobbys Reef detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Nobbys Reef webcams, current wind from NSW - Newcastle live weather stations and Nobbys 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 Nobbys Reef.