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Copacobana Point break guide

Copacobana Point Surf Guide

Copacobana Point in Newcastle is an exposed beach and point break that has dependable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the northwest with some shelter here from northeast winds. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves and also offers a left hand point break too. Best around high tide when the tide is rising. A popular wave that can get growded. The crowds in the water make a gath helmet a good idea.

Copacobana Point Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
20.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Copacobana Point:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Copacobana Point 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 46% of the time in July while 38% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 16% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Copacobana Point Location Map

Interactive Copacobana Point 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 Copacobana Point is Kingsford Smith International Airport (Sydney) Airport (SYD) in Australia, 56 km (35 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Copacobana Point is Richmond Airport (RCM), also in Australia, 63 km (39 miles) away.

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Copacobana Point Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 7 December 2022, 08:52 Local Time
Wednesday 07
Wave (m)
Period (s) 11 11 10 10
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
cross off

Swell History at Copacobana Point

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

Wind History at Copacobana Point

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

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