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Zenith Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.0

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Zenith Beach Spot ID

Zenith Beach Port Stephens photo

Zenith Beach

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Type: beach

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.3 °C

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Monday, 22 October 2018, 01:55 Local time
Monday 22
Wave (m) 1.4
Period (s) 7 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 15
SSE 15
SSE 10
SSE 15
Wind State cross cross cross cross-

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Zenith Beach in Newcastle is an exposed beach break that has very consistent surf. Autumn and winter are the favoured times of year for waves. Offshore winds blow from the west. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the southeast.. Good surf at all stages of the tide. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Be wary of sharks, they are not unknown here.

New-South-Wales wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Port Stephens, Australia, 1 km from Zenith Beach.

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Zenith Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Nelson Bay (head), 5 km from Zenith Beach.

light winds from the W

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Air temperature
15.1 °C

Current weather near Zenith Beach

Buoy Data:

At Crowdy Head Waverider Buoy, 74 miles from Zenith Beach.

  7PM 8PM 9PM 10PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 1.499
Average period (s) 9.77 8.52 8.52 8.9

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Overall Zenith Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

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  • The closest passenger airport to Zenith Beach is Newcastle Airport (NTL) in Australia, 34 km (21 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Zenith Beach is Richmond Airport (RCM), also in Australia, 163 km (101 miles) away.
  • Third is Kingsford Smith International Airport (Sydney) Airport (SYD) in Australia, 165 km (102 miles) away.
  • Sydney Bankstown Airport (BWU) in Australia is 174 km (108 miles) away.
  • Camden Airport (CDU), also in Australia is the fifth nearest airport to Zenith Beach and is 202 km (125 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Zenith Beach, NSW - Newcastle. Use the tab navigation above to view Zenith Beach sea temperature, Zenith Beach photographs, Zenith Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Zenith Beach webcams, current wind from NSW - Newcastle live weather stations and Zenith 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 Zenith Beach.