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Bar Beach break guidePhoto by: DANIEL MAWKES

Bar Beach Surf Guide

Bar Beach in Newcastle is an exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf The best wind direction is from the northwest. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell direction is from the southeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It's often crowded here. Beware of Shark protected,.

Bar Beach Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
23.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Bar Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Bar Beach occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Bar Beach 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 41% of the time in July while 39% 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.
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).

Explore Bar Beach Location Map

Interactive Bar Beach 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 Bar Beach is Newcastle Airport (NTL) in Australia, 17 km (11 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Bar Beach is Richmond Airport (RCM), also in Australia, 119 km (74 miles) away.

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Bar Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 9 February 2023, 16:41 Local Time
Thursday 09
Wave (m)
Period (s) 11 11 6 6
Wind (km/h)
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Swell History at Bar Beach

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

Wind History at Bar Beach

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

Bar Beach Reviews:

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Based on 7 votes.
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Tiana-Breeze de Mooij from New Zealand
“I love the bar!! best break I have ever surfed! Today was pumping and I have surfed there many times. I highly recommend it if you haven't yet surfed there! When you pick the right day you're in heaven with the waves you won't want to come in!! SURF IT. AMAZING”

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