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Banzai ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 4.5

Overall: 3.1

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Banzai Surf Guide

Banzai in Newcastle is an exposed reef break that has quite reliable surf. Autumn and winter are the optimum times of year for waves. The best wind direction is from the west. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the south southeast. There is a right hand reef break. Best around mid tide when the tide is falling. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Hazards include rips, rocks and locals.

Banzai Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.1
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
17.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Banzai:

The best conditions reported for surf at Banzai occur when a South-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Banzai with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 51% of the time in July while 27% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 22% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
51%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
27%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
22%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Banzai Location Map

Interactive Banzai 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 Banzai is Kingsford Smith International Airport (Sydney) Airport (SYD) in Australia, 68 km (42 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Banzai is Richmond Airport (RCM), also in Australia, 70 km (43 miles) away.

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Banzai Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 27 September 2021, 22:34 Local Time
MonTue
7PM10PM1AM4AM
Wave (m)
1.1
S
1
S
1
S
0.9
SSE
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h)
25
25
20
20
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross cross

Swell History at Banzai

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

Wind History at Banzai

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

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