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BoatRamp ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 1.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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BoatRamp Surf Guide

BoatRamp in Newcastle is a fairly exposed reef break Works best in offshore winds from the southwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. A reef breaks right. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Beware of urchins, rocks, locals and sharks.

BoatRamp Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
rarely breaks
22.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing BoatRamp:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing BoatRamp 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 41% of the time in June while 20% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 39% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
41%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
20%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
39%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore BoatRamp Location Map

Interactive BoatRamp 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 BoatRamp is Newcastle Airport (NTL) in Australia, 59 km (37 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to BoatRamp is Richmond Airport (RCM), also in Australia, 82 km (51 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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BoatRamp Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 16 April 2021, 10:42 Local Time
Friday 16
7AM10AM1PM4PM
Wave (m) 0.4
SE
0.2
S
0.4
SSW
1.6
SSE
Period (s) 8 11 11 6
Wind (km/h) 20
SW 20
SSW 25
SSE 25
SSE
Wind State off cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at BoatRamp

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

Wind History at BoatRamp

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near BoatRamp. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: very consistent
    0km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    Reliability: inconsistent
    2km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach reef and point
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: inconsistent
    2km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To BoatRamp: