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Macauleys ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.3
Difficulty Level: 2.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.5
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.4

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Macauleys Surf Guide

Macauleys on the North Coast is an exposed point break that usually has waves. Autumn and winter are the optimum times of year for waves. The best wind direction is from the northwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. The beach breaks consists of lefts and there is also a left hand point break. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It's often crowded here. Beware of rips, rocks and sharks.

Macauleys Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon pointPointIcon  s33.4
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
26.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Macauleys:

The best conditions reported for surf at Macauleys occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Macauleys with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 33% of the time in July while 54% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 13% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
33%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
54%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
13%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Macauleys Location Map

Interactive Macauleys 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 nearest passenger airport to Macauleys is Coffs Harbour (Coff's Harbour) Airport (CFS) in Australia, which is 20 km (12 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Macauleys is Gold Coast Coolangatta Airport (OOL), also in Australia, 224 km (139 miles) away.

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Macauleys Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 07:43 Local Time
Wednesday 03
8AM11AM2PM5PM
Wave (m) 1.9
SSE
1.9
SSE
1.8
S
1.8
S
Period (s) 10 10 13 13
Wind (km/h) 10
ESE 10
SE 15
SE 15
SE
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Swell History at Macauleys

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

Wind History at Macauleys

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

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