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Shallows ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Shallows Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell ENE | Wind SSW

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.6 °C

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Friday, 20 July 2018, 09:25 Local time
Friday 20
Wave (m) 0.8
Period (s) 4 4 9 9
Wind (km/h) 25
NNW 30
NW 30
W 35
Wind State cross-
cross cross-

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Shallows in Newcastle is an exposed reef break that has reasonably consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the northwest. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southeast.. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. It very rarely gets crowded here. Beware of rocks and sharks.

New-South-Wales wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Charlestown, 7 km from Shallows.

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Shallows Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Redhead wx, 3 km from Shallows.

light winds from the WNW

Air temperature
16.3 °C

Current weather near Shallows

Overall Shallows Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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  • The closest passenger airport to Shallows is Newcastle Airport (NTL) in Australia, 23 km (14 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Shallows is Richmond Airport (RCM), also in Australia, 112 km (70 miles) away.
  • Third is Kingsford Smith International Airport (Sydney) Airport (SYD) in Australia, 118 km (73 miles) away.
  • Sydney Bankstown Airport (BWU) in Australia is 125 km (78 miles) away.
  • Camden Airport (CDU), also in Australia is the fifth nearest airport to Shallows and is 152 km (94 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Shallows, NSW - Newcastle. Use the tab navigation above to view Shallows sea temperature, Shallows photographs, Shallows detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Shallows webcams, current wind from NSW - Newcastle live weather stations and Shallows 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 Shallows.