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Pelican Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 3.1

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Pelican Beach Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind NNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.4 °C

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Friday, 21 September 2018, 21:47 Local time
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 7 7 7 7
Wind (km/h) 15
ENE 15
NNE 10
NNW 10
Wind State cross cross-
off off

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Pelican Beach in Newcastle is an exposed beach break that has quite consistent surf Offshore winds are from the north northwest with some shelter here from northeast winds. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Likely to be crowded if working. Beware of locals and sharks.

New-South-Wales wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Gorokan, 5 km from Pelican Beach.

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Pelican Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At NorahHeadAws, 4 km from Pelican Beach.

moderate winds from the NNE

Air temperature
16.1 °C

Current weather near Pelican Beach

Buoy Data:

At Sydney Waverider Buoy, 34 miles from Pelican Beach.

  5PM 6PM 7PM 8PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.993
Average period (s) 7.85 7.85 7.85 8.9

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Overall Pelican Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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  • The closest passenger airport to Pelican Beach is Newcastle Airport (NTL) in Australia, 62 km (39 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Pelican Beach is Richmond Airport (RCM), also in Australia, 80 km (50 miles) away.
  • Third is Kingsford Smith International Airport (Sydney) Airport (SYD) in Australia, 80 km (50 miles) away.
  • Sydney Bankstown Airport (BWU) in Australia is 87 km (54 miles) away.
  • Camden Airport (CDU), also in Australia is the fifth nearest airport to Pelican Beach and is 115 km (71 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Pelican Beach, NSW - Newcastle. Use the tab navigation above to view Pelican Beach sea temperature, Pelican Beach photographs, Pelican Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Pelican Beach webcams, current wind from NSW - Newcastle live weather stations and Pelican 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 Pelican Beach.