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Fingal Bay break guide

Fingal Bay Surf Guide

Fingal Bay in Newcastle is an exposed beach and point break that is often working. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the north. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the south. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded. Watch out for sharks.

Fingal Bay Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeach and pointIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
20.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Fingal Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Fingal Bay occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North.

Surf Forecasts:

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

septemberBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Fingal Bay with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of September. Clean surfable waves are typically found 24% of the time in September while 41% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 35% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
24%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
41%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
35%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Fingal Bay Location Map

Interactive Fingal Bay 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 Fingal Bay is Newcastle Airport (NTL) in Australia, 33 km (20 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Fingal Bay is Richmond Airport (RCM), also in Australia, 162 km (101 miles) away.

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Fingal Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 27 June 2022, 00:59 Local Time
Monday 27
1AM4AM7AM10AM
Wave (m)
0.4
E
0.3
E
0.9
SW
1.2
SSW
Period (s) 9 9 5 5
Wind (km/h)
25
25
25
30
Wind State cross cross cross cross-
on

Swell History at Fingal Bay

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

Wind History at Fingal Bay

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

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