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Shelley Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.7
Difficulty Level: 3.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.5
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.2

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Shelley Beach Spot ID

Shelly's Tractor, Shelley Beach photo

Shelley Beach

Photo credit: Litchy

Type: beach

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.0 °C

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Monday, 23 July 2018, 10:32 Local time
Monday 23
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 10
WNW 10
NW 10
N 15
Wind State off off cross-

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Shelley Beach in Newcastle is an exposed beach break that has dependable surf Works best in offshore winds from the northwest with some shelter here from northeast winds. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the southeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It's sometimes crowded here. Watch out for sharks.

New-South-Wales wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Long Jetty, 2 km from Shelley Beach.

IS AT (local time)

Shelley Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Wyrrabalong Bateau Bay wx, 4 km from Shelley Beach.


Air temperature
12.2 °C

Current weather near Shelley Beach

Overall Shelley Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Shelley Beach Location Maps

Shelley Beach Location Map

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Town and city forecasts close to Shelley Beach:

  • Closest city location
    34 mi
  • Second closest city location
    36 mi
  • Third closest city location
    39 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    42 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    44 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Shelley Beach is Newcastle Airport (NTL) in Australia, 70 km (43 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Shelley Beach is Kingsford Smith International Airport (Sydney) Airport (SYD), also in Australia, 72 km (45 miles) away.
  • Third is Richmond Airport (RCM) in Australia, 73 km (45 miles) away.
  • Sydney Bankstown Airport (BWU) in Australia is 79 km (49 miles) away.
  • Camden Airport (CDU), also in Australia is the fifth nearest airport to Shelley Beach and is 107 km (66 miles) away.
Shelley Beach break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Shelley Beach, NSW - Newcastle. Use the tab navigation above to view Shelley Beach sea temperature, Shelley Beach photographs, Shelley Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Shelley Beach webcams, current wind from NSW - Newcastle live weather stations and Shelley Beach 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 Shelley Beach.