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Crescent Head ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.2
Consistency of Surf: 3.3
Difficulty Level: 2.6
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.5
Crowds: 1.9

Overall: 3.6

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Crescent Head break guidePhoto by: Scott Wagener

Crescent Head Surf Guide

Crescent Head in Port Macquarie is an exposed point break that has reasonably consistent surf. Autumn and winter are the best times of year for waves. Offshore winds are from the west. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the east southeast. Good surf at all stages of the tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Watch out for rocks and sharks.

Crescent Head Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon pointPointIcon  s43.6
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
23.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Crescent Head:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Crescent Head with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 49% of the time in May while 34% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 17% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
49%
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
17%
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 Crescent Head 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 nearest passenger airport to Crescent Head is Coffs Harbour (Coff's Harbour) Airport (CFS) in Australia, which is 97 km (60 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Crescent Head is Tamworth Airport (TMW), also in Australia, 204 km (127 miles) away.

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Crescent Head Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 8 May 2021, 22:50 Local Time
SatSun
7PM10PM1AM4AM
Wave (m) 1.7
ESE
1.3
E
1.3
E
1.4
ESE
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 10
NE 5
N 5
W 10
WSW
Wind State cross-
on
cross glass cross-
off

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Swell History at Crescent Head

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Wind History at Crescent Head

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Crescent Head Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 18 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s43.6
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s44.2
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s33.3
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s32.6
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s32.5
  • Crowds:Icon  s21.9
  • ...

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Review
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matt from Australia
“The best surf beach ever.”

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