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Diamond Head Surf Guide

Diamond Head in Port Macquarie is a point break that has unreliable waves. Autumn and winter are the best times of year for waves. Works best in offshore winds from the west northwest. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the east. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Take care of rips, rocks and sharks.

Diamond Head Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
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25.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Diamond Head:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Diamond Head with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 28% of the time in June while 24% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 48% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
28%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
24%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
48%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Diamond Head Location Map

Interactive Diamond 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 closest passenger airport to Diamond Head is Newcastle Airport (NTL) in Australia, which is 150 km (93 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Diamond Head is Coffs Harbour (Coff's Harbour) Airport (CFS), also in Australia, 158 km (98 miles) away.

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Diamond Head Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 9 March 2021, 00:27 Local Time
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Wave (m) 1.1
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1.0
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0.9
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0.8
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Period (s) 11 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 10
NNW 5
N 5
W 5
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Swell History at Diamond Head

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

Wind History at Diamond Head

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

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