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

Overall: 4.0

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Chinamans Surf Guide

Chinamans on the North Coast is an exposed beach and reef break that has dependable surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the southwest with some shelter here from south winds. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the east northeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves and there is also a right hand reef break.. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Watch out for sharks.

Chinamans Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeach and reefIcon  s44.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
24.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Chinamans:

The best conditions reported for surf at Chinamans occur when a East-northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Chinamans with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 28% of the time in April while 34% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 38% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
28%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
34%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
38%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Chinamans Location Map

Interactive Chinamans 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 Chinamans is Gold Coast Coolangatta Airport (OOL) in Australia, which is 107 km (66 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Chinamans is Coffs Harbour (Coff's Harbour) Airport (CFS), also in Australia, 137 km (85 miles) away.

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Chinamans Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 15 April 2021, 22:16 Local Time
ThuFri
7PM10PM1AM4AM
Wave (m) 0.9
SSE
0.8
SSE
0.7
SSE
0.7
SSE
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 15
NNE 10
NNW 10
WNW 10
WNW
Wind State cross-
on
cross cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Chinamans

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

Wind History at Chinamans

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

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