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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

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:
fairly consistent20.7°C

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:

New-South-Wales wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Crescent Head sea temperature, Crescent Head photographs, Crescent Head detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Crescent Head webcams, current wind from NSW - Port Macquarie live weather stations and Crescent Head tide predictions. The Australia swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Australia and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Australia wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Crescent Head

Crescent Head Surf:

Monday, 1 June 2020, 05:52 Local time
Monday 01
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 6 6 8 7
Wind (km/h) 15
NW 20
NW 15
N 10
Wind State cross-
cross cross

Tide Times:

At Crescent Head (0 km).

IS AT (local time)

Crescent Head Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At KempseyAirportAws, 25 km from Crescent Head.


Air temperature
11.2 °C

Current weather near Crescent Head

Buoy Data:

At Crowdy Head Waverider Buoy, 44 miles from Crescent Head.

  1AM 2AM 3AM 4AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.725
Average period (s) 7.28 16.04 19.1 7.03

All wavebuoys around Crescent Head

Overall Crescent Head Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May


Surf stats for Crescent Head: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Crescent Head: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Crescent Head  photo

Crescent Head

Photo credit: Scott Wagener

Crescent Head  photo

Crescent Head

Photo credit: Scott Wagener

from the point to beach, Crescent Head photo

Crescent Head

Photo credit: Craig Mead

Crescent Head photo

Crescent Head

Photo credit: craig Mead

Crescent Head Location Maps

Crescent Head Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Crescent Head:

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Wave buoys nearest to Crescent Head:

Tide stations nearest to Crescent Head:

  • Closest tide station
    North Shore
    16 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Port Macquarie
    17 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    South West Rocks
    20 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Camden Haven
    32 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Nambucca Heads
    37 mi


  • 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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