uk es it fr pt nl
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

See all 18 ratings

Based on 18 votes. Vote


Surf Report Feed

Crescent Head Surf Stats

All swells

(any wind direction)
Crescent head.surf.statistics.aprilEse.animatedEse.label.animated

Good Surf

(light / offshore wind)

The rose diagram shows the range of swells directed at Crescent Head over a normal April and is based upon 2880 NWW3 model predictions since 2007 (values every 3 hours). The wave model does not forecast wind or surf right at the shore so we have chosen the optimum grid node based on what we know about Crescent Head. In this particular case the best grid node is 35 km away (22 miles). The rose diagram illustrates the distribution of swell sizes and directions, while the graph at the bottom shows the same thing but without direction information. Five colours represent increasing wave sizes. Very small swells of less than 0.5m (1.5 feet) high are shown in blue. These happened only 14% of the time. Green and yellow show increasing swell sizes and red illustrates biggest swells greater than >3m (>10ft). In both graphs, the area of any colour is proportional to how often that size swell occurs. The diagram indicates that the prevailing swell direction, shown by the longest spokes, was ESE, whereas the the prevailing wind blows from the SSW. Because the wave model grid is offshore, sometimes a strong offshore wind blows largest waves away from Crescent Head and away from the coast. We lump these in with the no surf category of the bar chart. To simplify things we don't show these in the rose diagram. Because wind determines whether or not waves are surfable at Crescent Head, you can load a different image that shows only the swells that were predicted to coincide with glassy or offshore wind conditions. During a typical April, swells large enough to cause good for surfing waves at Crescent Head run for about 86% of the time.

  • Crescent head.surf.statistics.januaryEse.animated
  • Crescent head.surf.statistics.februaryEse.animated
  • Crescent head.surf.statistics.marchEse.animated
  • Crescent head.surf.statistics.aprilEse.animated
  • Crescent head.surf.statistics.mayEse.animated
  • Crescent head.surf.statistics.juneEse.animated
  • Crescent head.surf.statistics.julyEse.animated
  • Crescent head.surf.statistics.augustEse.animated
  • Crescent head.surf.statistics.septemberEse.animated
  • Crescent head.surf.statistics.octoberEse.animated
  • Crescent head.surf.statistics.novemberEse.animated
  • Crescent head.surf.statistics.decemberEse.animated

Also see Crescent Head wind stats

Compare Crescent Head with another surf break

We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.