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Boat Ramp 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.

Boat Ramp Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
rarely breaks
21.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Boat Ramp:

The best conditions reported for surf at Boat Ramp 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 Boat Ramp (for consistent clean waves)?

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Boat Ramp 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 Boat Ramp Location Map

Interactive Boat Ramp 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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Boat Ramp Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 29 May 2022, 10:17 Local Time
Sunday 29
7AM10AM1PM4PM
Wave (m)
1.4
ENE
1.4
ENE
1.4
ENE
1.3
ENE
Period (s) 10 10 10 11
Wind (km/h)
20
20
15
15
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
off off

Swell History at Boat Ramp

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

Wind History at Boat Ramp

Wind stats for Boat Ramp, 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 Boat Ramp. 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 Boat Ramp: