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Blacksmiths Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.7
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 2.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.2

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Blacksmiths Beach break guidePhoto by: James Miller

Blacksmiths Beach Surf Guide

Blacksmiths Beach in Newcastle is an exposed point/Breakwater break that only works when conditions are just right with no particular seasonal pattern. Offshore winds blow from the west. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell direction is from the southeast. Best around mid tide. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for and rips.

Blacksmiths Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon point  redPoint/breakwaterIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
17.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Blacksmiths Beach:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Blacksmiths Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 16% of the time in June while 25% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 59% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
16%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
25%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
59%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Blacksmiths Beach Location Map

Interactive Blacksmiths 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 Blacksmiths Beach is Newcastle Airport (NTL) in Australia, 36 km (22 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Blacksmiths Beach is Richmond Airport (RCM), also in Australia, 100 km (62 miles) away.

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Blacksmiths Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 2 August 2021, 11:41 Local Time
Monday 02
1PM4PM7PM10PM
Wave (m)
1.3
SSE
1.2
SSE
0.8
S
1.2
ENE
Period (s) 8 7 8 5
Wind (km/h)
15
25
25
25
Wind State on on cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Blacksmiths Beach

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

Wind History at Blacksmiths Beach

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

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