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Newcastle Surf

Detailed Newcastle surf forecast maps and the latest eyeball surf report from local surfers in the region. Near-shore swell is shown on the map together with the surf forecast rating for spots in Newcastle. Find the best places to surf in offshore conditions by selecting the wind option on the forecast map. Windsurfers and kite surfers can also use this option to find more favorable cross-shore conditions in Newcastle. Our local Wavefinder indicates where some of the best conditions are likely to be found in Newcastle over the next 7 days. Surf photos from Newcastle and reviews of the best spots and surfing conditions have been provided by local surfers.

Newcastle Surf Forecast

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Newcastle Surf Forecast map for predicting the best wave and wind conditions across the region. For surfers, the map shows the most powerful swell tracking across near-shore open water and not the peak waves experienced by boats out at sea. Move your mouse over the ocean swell symbols or the surf breaks on the coastline to see a more detailed surf forecast including wave period and wind conditions. The forecast updates every 6 hours and most live weather reports update every hour. You can animate the Newcastle Surf map or show live wind and wave conditions as reported from wavebuoys and local weather stations. Surf breaks shown along the Newcastle coastline are also listed below.

Newcastle Photos

Newcastle Wavefinder

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Best forecast wave conditions in Newcastle
Anna bay morna pointBackdoor 4Anna bay morna pointAnna bay morna pointFingal bayFrazer parkFrazer parkAnna bay morna pointBar beach 1Caves pointBackdoor 4Backdoor 4Jd reefJd reefAnna bay morna pointCatherine hill bayBox headAvoca point
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.0

S
1.2

SSE
1.6

SE
1.3

SSE
1.1

SE
1.8

NE
1.6

NE
1.7

ENE
2.1

NE
1.5

NE
0.9

ENE
1.5

S
3.0

S
1.8

S
1.5

S
1.7

S
1.4

SSE
1.1

SSE
Period(s) (?)991211106678887109891010
Energy(?)1582166833962432651962775392891052021493493313502370245
Wind
(km/h)
15 NE15
20 ENE20
20 NE20
20 NE20
35 NE35
20 NNE20
15 NNE15
30 NE30
15 N15
10 S10
20 ESE20
20 SSW20
20 S20
20 SSE20
5 NNE5
10 ENE10
25 ENE25
15 N15
Wind State(?)cross-
off
crossoffoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffcross-
off
offcross-
on
offcross-
on
High Tide
/ height (m)
1:25PM
1.21

2:16AM
1.35

2:40PM
1.10
3:24AM
1.39

4:00PM
1.06
4:42AM
1.56

5:17PM
1.08

5:41AM
1.54
6:28PM
1.14

6:43AM
1.62
7:27PM
1.21

Low Tide
/ height (m)

7:40PM
0.29

8:43AM
0.42

8:42PM
0.34
10:03AM
0.39

10:01PM
0.50
11:21AM
0.31

11:20PM
0.50
12:29PM
0.20

12:11AM
0.30
1:26PM
0.09

1:09AM
0.23
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
rain showers
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
232323242423252928252823202121212422
Low °C
212322222422212924242519192119182320
Chill °C (?)
232323242423252928252823202121212422
Sunrise
6:33--6:35--6:37--6:37--6:39--6:39--
Sunset
-7:37--7:32--7:32--7:34--7:32--7:32-
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.0

S
1.2

SSE
1.6

SE
1.3

SSE
1.1

SE
0.8

SE
0.6

SSE
0.5

SE
1.5

ENE
1.5

NE
0.9

ENE
0.6

ENE
2.3

S

-
1.5

S
1.7

S
1.4

SSE
1.1

SSE
Period (s)991211101099888810-891010
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.9

ESE
0.7

SE
0.3

S
0.3

E
0.2

S
0.4

SSE
0.3

E
0.3

SSE
0.3

SSE

-
0.3

S
0.1

SE
0.4

ENE

-
0.3

ENE
0.2

ENE
0.7

SSE
0.2

E
Period (s)913101191110108-4138-771110
Wind waves (m) & direction
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0.5

ENE

-

-

-
1.8

NE
1.6

NE
1.7

ENE
2.1

NE

-

-
1.5

S
3.0

S
1.8

S

-

-

-
1.0

NE
Period (s)-4---6678--7109---6


Newcastle Surf Breaks

Newcastle provides a plethora of waves to satisfy any level of surfer. Right and left point breaks, beach breaks a plenty, reef breaks and a few other gems on hand. Early March to late October are the best months for consistent swell. With the standard east coast slop during the summer months. One of the better ways to view the city of Newcastle is from the water. With the constant backdrop of a cue of coal tankers the majestic cliff faces along the headlands dominate the scenery. The mainly south facing beaches are separated by headlands that divide the coast and provide various reef and sand set-ups. While the crowds can be overwhelming the range of waves means there is always a less crowded wave if you are willing to have a look around ..... Adam Arnold

Region with many many options if you are willing to drive 30 mins in either direction. Mostly beach breaks with and points. The occasional rocky reef break too. Best time is late autumn to spring for consistent swell and preferable wind conditions. Newcastle itself is city beaches but just a short drive North or South and you can find quite costal beaches with great scenery. Right near Stockton beach and its sand dunes which would have to be one of the longest beaches in New South Wales ..... Matt Egan