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Saltwater ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.3
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 2.5

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Saltwater Spot ID

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Type: point

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.7 °C

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Friday, 20 July 2018, 09:30 Local time
Friday 20
Wave (m) 1.2
Period (s) 5 6 4 10
Wind (km/h) 20
NNW 25
NW 25
WNW 25
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Saltwater in Port Macquarie is an exposed point break that has quite reliable surf. Autumn and winter are the best times of year for waves. Ideal winds are from the southwest with some shelter here from south winds. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. Often Crowded. Beware of rocks and sharks.

New-South-Wales wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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Live Weather:

At Taree Airport, 15 km from Saltwater.

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Current weather near Saltwater

Overall Saltwater Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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  • The closest passenger airport to Saltwater is Newcastle Airport (NTL) in Australia, which is 112 km (70 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Saltwater is Tamworth Airport (TMW), also in Australia, 193 km (120 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Coffs Harbour (Coff's Harbour) Airport (CFS), also in Australia, 195 km (121 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Saltwater, NSW - Port Macquarie. Use the tab navigation above to view Saltwater sea temperature, Saltwater photographs, Saltwater detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Saltwater webcams, current wind from NSW - Port Macquarie live weather stations and Saltwater 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 Saltwater.