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Swansea Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.0

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Swansea Beach Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 20.8 °C

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Thursday, 17 January 2019, 16:25 Local time
Thursday 17
Wave (m) 1.8
Period (s) 7 7 7 7
Wind (km/h) 20
ENE 25
ENE 25
NE 25
Wind State on cross-

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Swansea Beach in Newcastle is an exposed reef break that has inconsistent surf The best wind direction is from the west. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. A reef breaks left. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded. Hazards include rips, rocks and sharks.

New-South-Wales wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Swansea, Australia, 1 km from Swansea Beach.

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Swansea Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At darrell Caves Beach wx, 3 km from Swansea Beach.


Air temperature
27.9 °C

Current weather near Swansea Beach

Buoy Data:

At Sydney Waverider Buoy, 49 miles from Swansea Beach.

  9AM 10AM 11AM 12PM
Data Age 6 hr 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr
Wave height (m) 1.281
Average period (s) 5.64 5.34 5.34 5.64

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Overall Swansea Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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Town and city forecasts close to Swansea Beach:


  • The closest passenger airport to Swansea Beach is Newcastle Airport (NTL) in Australia, 37 km (23 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Swansea Beach is Richmond Airport (RCM), also in Australia, 99 km (61 miles) away.
  • Third is Kingsford Smith International Airport (Sydney) Airport (SYD) in Australia, 105 km (65 miles) away.
  • Sydney Bankstown Airport (BWU) in Australia is 111 km (69 miles) away.
  • Camden Airport (CDU), also in Australia is the fifth nearest airport to Swansea Beach and is 139 km (86 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Swansea Beach, NSW - Newcastle. Use the tab navigation above to view Swansea Beach sea temperature, Swansea Beach photographs, Swansea Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Swansea Beach webcams, current wind from NSW - Newcastle live weather stations and Swansea 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 Swansea Beach.