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Lakes Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.2
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.7

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Lakes Beach break guidePhoto by: toby bailey

Lakes Beach Surf Guide

Lakes Beach in Newcastle is an exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf Offshore winds are from the west southwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded. Beware of rips, sharks, shark protected,.

Lakes Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon sandbar  redSandbarIcon  s43.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
17.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Lakes Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Lakes Beach occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Lakes Beach 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 57% of the time in June while 35% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 8% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
57%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
35%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
8%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Lakes Beach Location Map

Interactive Lakes Beach 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 Lakes Beach is Newcastle Airport (NTL) in Australia, 57 km (35 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Lakes Beach is Richmond Airport (RCM), also in Australia, 82 km (51 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Lakes Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 2 August 2021, 13:46 Local Time
Monday 02
1PM4PM7PM10PM
Wave (m)
1.2
SSE
1.1
S
0.8
S
1.4
NE
Period (s) 8 8 7 5
Wind (km/h)
15
25
30
30
Wind State on on on cross-
on

Swell History at Lakes Beach

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

Wind History at Lakes Beach

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

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    Reliability: inconsistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: very consistent
    3km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: rarely breaks
    3km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Lakes Beach: