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Redhead ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.5
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.4

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Redhead Spot ID

Shark Tower Breaks Left and Right, Redhead photo


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Redhead beach 6am photo


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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind NNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.6 °C

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Saturday, 21 July 2018, 18:12 Local time
Wave (m) 0.2
Period (s) 11 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 10
NNE 10
WNW 15
Wind State cross-
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Redhead in Newcastle is a quite exposed reef break that has reasonably consistent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Ideal 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 northeast. The left hand reef break is better than the right.. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Watch out for sharks.

New-South-Wales wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Swansea, Australia, 9 km from Redhead.

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Redhead Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Redhead wx, 2 km from Redhead.


Air temperature
11.5 °C

Current weather near Redhead

Overall Redhead Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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  • The closest passenger airport to Redhead is Newcastle Airport (NTL) in Australia, 27 km (17 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Redhead is Richmond Airport (RCM), also in Australia, 109 km (68 miles) away.
  • Third is Kingsford Smith International Airport (Sydney) Airport (SYD) in Australia, 115 km (71 miles) away.
  • Sydney Bankstown Airport (BWU) in Australia is 122 km (76 miles) away.
  • Camden Airport (CDU), also in Australia is the fifth nearest airport to Redhead and is 149 km (93 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Redhead, NSW - Newcastle. Use the tab navigation above to view Redhead sea temperature, Redhead photographs, Redhead detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Redhead webcams, current wind from NSW - Newcastle live weather stations and Redhead 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 Redhead.