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JD Reef Surf Guide

JD Reef in Newcastle is a reef break that only works once in a while The best wind direction is from the south southwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south southeast. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Take care of - Rocks - Localism - Sharks.

JD Reef Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
24.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing JD Reef:

The best conditions reported for surf at JD Reef occur when a South-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing JD Reef with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 50% of the time in June while 30% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 20% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
50%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
30%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
20%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore JD Reef Location Map

Interactive JD Reef 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 JD Reef is Newcastle Airport (NTL) in Australia, 58 km (36 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to JD Reef is Richmond Airport (RCM), also in Australia, 82 km (51 miles) away.

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JD Reef Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 26 February 2021, 06:44 Local Time
Friday 26
8AM11AM2PM5PM
Wave (m) 1.2
E
1.1
E
1.0
E
1.0
E
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 15
SW 15
SSE 20
SE 20
ESE
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross

Swell History at JD Reef

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

Wind History at JD Reef

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

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    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    Reliability: inconsistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: rarely breaks
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