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Avoca Point Surf Guide

Avoca Point in Newcastle is an exposed beach and point break that has fairly consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Works best in offshore winds from the southwest with some shelter here from south winds. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the east. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights Best around low tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Hazards include rips and rocks.

Avoca Point Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
20.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Avoca Point:

The best conditions reported for surf at Avoca Point occur when a East swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Avoca Point with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 27% of the time in April while 36% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 37% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

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Interactive Avoca Point 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 closest passenger airport to Avoca Point is Kingsford Smith International Airport (Sydney) Airport (SYD) in Australia, 57 km (35 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Avoca Point is Richmond Airport (RCM), also in Australia, 63 km (39 miles) away.

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Avoca Point Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
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Period (s) 10 10 10 10
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Swell History at Avoca Point

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

Wind History at Avoca Point

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

Avoca Point Reviews:

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Based on 10 votes.
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Roger from Australia
“Avoca point is a waste of time full of kooks and the waves are garbage, same with the whole central coast always onshore and small. Plenty of agro in the water to. I did not feel one bit welcome anywhere on the central coast.
My car was stolen while I was surfing and all my things taken. They found my car outside the local methadone clinic
and the police did nothing.”

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