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Nambucca Heads ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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Nambucca Heads Surf Guide

Nambucca Heads in Port Macquarie is an exposed point break that has reasonably consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the north with some shelter here from northeast winds. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south southeast.There is a left breaking point here. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Watch out for sharks.

Nambucca Heads Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon point  redPointIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
22.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Nambucca Heads:

The best conditions reported for surf at Nambucca Heads occur when a South-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North.

Surf Forecasts:

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

octoberBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Nambucca Heads with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of October. Clean surfable waves are typically found 28% of the time in October while 36% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 36% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
28%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
36%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
36%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Nambucca Heads Location Map

Interactive Nambucca Heads 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 Nambucca Heads is Coffs Harbour (Coff's Harbour) Airport (CFS) in Australia, which is 22 km (14 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Nambucca Heads is Tamworth Airport (TMW), also in Australia, 219 km (136 miles) away.

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Nambucca Heads Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 6 May 2021, 14:26 Local Time
Thursday 06
1PM4PM7PM10PM
Wave (m) 1.4
ESE
2.3
E
2.4
E
2.4
E
Period (s) 10 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 15
SW 15
SSW 10
SSW 10
W
Wind State cross-
on
on cross-
on
cross

Swell History at Nambucca Heads

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

Wind History at Nambucca Heads

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

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