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Little Bombie ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.8

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Little Bombie Surf Guide

Little Bombie in Newcastle is an exposed reef break that has quite reliable surf Offshore winds blow from the south southwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northeast. There is a left hand reef break. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Be warned that sharks have been sighted.

Little Bombie Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
17.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Little Bombie:

The best conditions reported for surf at Little Bombie occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Little Bombie with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 13% of the time in January while 40% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 47% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
13%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
40%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
47%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Little Bombie Location Map

Interactive Little Bombie 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 Little Bombie is Newcastle Airport (NTL) in Australia, 59 km (37 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Little Bombie is Richmond Airport (RCM), also in Australia, 82 km (51 miles) away.

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Little Bombie Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 2 August 2021, 11:49 Local Time
Monday 02
1PM4PM7PM10PM
Wave (m)
0.3
NE
0.3
SE
0.9
ENE
1.4
NE
Period (s) 8 9 4 5
Wind (km/h)
15
25
30
30
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
on

Swell History at Little Bombie

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

Wind History at Little Bombie

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Little Bombie. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: very consistent
    0km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: rarely breaks
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    Reliability: inconsistent
    1km away
    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach reef and point
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Little Bombie: