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Crabbs Creek ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Crabbs Creek Surf Guide

Crabbs Creek in Newcastle is an exposed reef break that does not work very often. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the west. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell direction is from the south southeast. Left and better right hand reef breaks.. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Hazards include rips, rocks and sharks.

Crabbs Creek Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
20.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Crabbs Creek:

The best conditions reported for surf at Crabbs Creek occur when a South-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Crabbs Creek 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 40% of the time in July while 32% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 28% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
40%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
32%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
28%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

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Interactive Crabbs Creek 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 Crabbs Creek is Newcastle Airport (NTL) in Australia, 37 km (23 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Crabbs Creek is Richmond Airport (RCM), also in Australia, 100 km (62 miles) away.

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Crabbs Creek Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 12 May 2021, 00:40 Local Time
Wednesday 12
1AM4AM7AM10AM
Wave (m) 0.9
ENE
0.9
ENE
0.9
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1.1
S
Period (s) 10 10 10 9
Wind (km/h) 10
WSW 10
SW 10
WSW 15
SW
Wind State off cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Crabbs Creek

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

Wind History at Crabbs Creek

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

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