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Anson Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 4.5

Overall: 3.6

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Anson Bay Surf Guide

Anson Bay in Norfolk Island is an exposed point break that has unreliable waves with no particular seasonal pattern. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Beware of rocks and sharks.

Anson Bay Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon point  redPointIcon  s43.6
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
22.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Anson Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Anson Bay occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Anson Bay (for consistent clean waves)?

octoberBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Anson Bay with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of October. Clean surfable waves are typically found 28% of the time in October while 52% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 20% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
28%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
52%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
20%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Anson Bay Location Map

Interactive Anson Bay surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The nearest passenger airport to Anson Bay is Norfolk Island International Airport (NLK) in Australia, which is 4 km (2 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Anson Bay is Noumea Magenta Airport (GEA) in New Caledonia, 765 km (475 miles) away.

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Anson Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 11 May 2021, 06:26 Local Time
Tuesday 11
8:30AM11:30AM2:30PM5:30PM
Wave (m) 0.7
SSW
0.7
SW
0.8
SSW
0.9
SSW
Period (s) 17 17 16 16
Wind (km/h) 20
NNE 25
NNE 20
NNE 15
NNE
Wind State off off off off

Swell History at Anson Bay

Surf stats for Anson Bay, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Anson Bay

Wind stats for Anson Bay, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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