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Box Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.9
Difficulty Level: 3.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.4
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.6

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Box Beach break guidePhoto by: David Wilson

Box Beach Surf Guide

Box Beach in Newcastle is an exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf. Autumn and winter are the best times of year for waves. Offshore winds blow from the west. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Watch out for rocks.

Box Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s43.6
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
18.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Box Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Box 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 Box Beach (for consistent clean waves)?

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Box 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 50% of the time in July while 30% 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.
clean
50%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
30%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
20%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Box Beach Location Map

Interactive Box 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 Box Beach is Newcastle Airport (NTL) in Australia, 33 km (20 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Box Beach is Richmond Airport (RCM), also in Australia, 162 km (101 miles) away.

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Box Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 28 July 2021, 07:53 Local Time
Wednesday 28
7AM10AM1PM4PM
Wave (m)
0.4
SSW
0.4
S
0.9
NNE
0.6
NE
Period (s) 9 9 5 6
Wind (km/h)
15
10
5
20
Wind State cross-
off
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Swell History at Box Beach

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Wind History at Box Beach

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Box Beach Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 9 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s43.6
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s54.5
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s43.9
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s33.2
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s11.4
  • Crowds:Icon  s43.5
  • ...

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Review
Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Big Chungus from Australia
“Locals only. If you are seen here with any other surf craft other than a boog you will get your head stomped (especially surfers).”

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