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Moonee Surf Guide

Moonee in Newcastle is an exposed reef break that has reasonably consistent surf. Autumn and winter are the best times of year for waves. Offshore winds blow from the northwest. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell direction is from the southeast.. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Beware of urchins, rocks and sharks.

Moonee Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
24.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Moonee:

The best conditions reported for surf at Moonee 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 Moonee (for consistent clean waves)?

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Moonee 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 37% of the time in July while 40% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 23% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

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Interactive Moonee 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 Moonee is Newcastle Airport (NTL) in Australia, 46 km (29 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Moonee is Richmond Airport (RCM), also in Australia, 92 km (57 miles) away.

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Moonee Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 21 March 2023, 03:27 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 8 8 8 10
Wind (km/h)
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Swell History at Moonee

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

Wind History at Moonee

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

Moonee Reviews:

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Sam from Australia
“Moonee isn't a reef break it's a beach break. Ghosties is the reef break over the headland at the south end of Moonee.”

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