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Sawtell ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.5
Accommodation: 5.0

Overall: 4.2

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Sawtell Spot ID

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Type: point

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind WSW

Sea Temperature Today is: 23.0 °C

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Monday, 10 December 2018, 08:10 Local time
Monday 10
Wave (m) 1.6
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 15
NNW 15
NNE 20
NE 20
Wind State cross cross-
on cross-

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Sawtell in Port Macquarie is an exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf. Autumn and winter are the best times of year for waves. Works best in offshore winds from the west southwest with some shelter here from northeast winds. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Watch out for rips, rocks and sharks.

New-South-Wales wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Coffs Harbour-North Wall, 7 km from Sawtell.

IS AT (local time)

Sawtell Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Emerald Beach wx, 7 km from Sawtell.


Air temperature
23.2 °C

Current weather near Sawtell

Overall Sawtell Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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  • The nearest passenger airport to Sawtell is Coffs Harbour (Coff's Harbour) Airport (CFS) in Australia, which is 11 km (7 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Sawtell is Gold Coast Coolangatta Airport (OOL), also in Australia, 232 km (144 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Sawtell, NSW - Port Macquarie. Use the tab navigation above to view Sawtell sea temperature, Sawtell photographs, Sawtell detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Sawtell webcams, current wind from NSW - Port Macquarie live weather stations and Sawtell 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 Sawtell.