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Scotts Head ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.7
Consistency of Surf: 2.7
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.5
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.4

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Scotts Head Spot ID

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Scotts Head

Photo credit: Scott boxsell

Type: point

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: 18.2 °C

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Saturday, 22 September 2018, 18:44 Local time
Wave (m) 0.8
Period (s) 10 7 7 10
Wind (km/h) 10
NNW 10
Wind State cross-
cross cross

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Scotts Head in Port Macquarie is an exposed point break that has inconsistent surf. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the southwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Likely to be crowded if working. Take care of rocks, locals and sharks.

New-South-Wales wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Nambucca Heads, 3 km from Scotts Head.

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Scotts Head Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Salamanda Estate Nambucca Heads wx, 5 km from Scotts Head.


Air temperature
21.0 °C

Current weather near Scotts Head

Buoy Data:

At Coffs Harbour Waverider Buoy, 24 miles from Scotts Head.

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Data Age 6 hr 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr
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Overall Scotts Head Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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  • The nearest passenger airport to Scotts Head is Coffs Harbour (Coff's Harbour) Airport (CFS) in Australia, which is 35 km (22 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Scotts Head is Tamworth Airport (TMW), also in Australia, 213 km (132 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Scotts Head, NSW - Port Macquarie. Use the tab navigation above to view Scotts Head sea temperature, Scotts Head photographs, Scotts Head detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Scotts Head webcams, current wind from NSW - Port Macquarie live weather stations and Scotts Head 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 Scotts Head.