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Catherine Hill Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.7
Consistency of Surf: 4.3
Difficulty Level: 1.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.4

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Catherine Hill Bay Surf Guide

Caherine Hill Bay in Newcastle is an exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf. Autumn and winter are the optimum times of year for waves. Offshore winds are from the northwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Sharks may be a hazard at this break.

Catherine Hill Bay Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBreakwaterIcon  s33.4
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
21.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Catherine Hill Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Catherine Hill Bay occur when a East-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Catherine Hill Bay 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 39% of the time in July while 37% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 24% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
39%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
37%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
24%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Catherine Hill Bay Location Map

Interactive Catherine Hill Bay 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 Catherine Hill Bay is Newcastle Airport (NTL) in Australia, 44 km (27 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Catherine Hill Bay is Richmond Airport (RCM), also in Australia, 94 km (58 miles) away.

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Catherine Hill Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 18 April 2021, 16:41 Local Time
Sunday 18
1PM4PM7PM10PM
Wave (m) 1.2
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1.2
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1.2
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0.8
S
Period (s) 13 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 10
SSE 10
SE 10
E 5
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Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
on cross-
off

Swell History at Catherine Hill Bay

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

Wind History at Catherine Hill Bay

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

Catherine Hill Bay Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 4 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s33.4
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s43.7
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s44.3
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s21.7
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s11.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s44.0
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Review
Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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sam from Australia
“There are two closer breaks then the ones that you have put. These are Moonee which is about 1km and Ghosties which is about 2km away.”

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