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Newcastle Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.1
Consistency of Surf: 4.3
Difficulty Level: 2.6
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.8
Crowds: 2.8

Overall: 3.8

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Newcastle Beach break guidePhoto by: Surf_Kitten

Newcastle Beach Surf Guide

Newcastle Beach in Newcastle is an exposed beach and reef break that is often working. Autumn and winter are the optimum times of year for waves. The best wind direction is from the northwest. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights as well as left and right hand reef breaks.. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It's often crowded here. Beware of rocks,shark,crowds.

Newcastle Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeach and reefIcon  s43.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
19.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Newcastle Beach:

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

mayBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Newcastle Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 40% of the time in May while 47% 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
40%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
47%
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 Newcastle Beach Location Map

Interactive Newcastle 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 Newcastle Beach is Newcastle Airport (NTL) in Australia, 16 km (10 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Newcastle Beach is Richmond Airport (RCM), also in Australia, 119 km (74 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Newcastle Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 22 October 2021, 17:54 Local Time
Friday 22
2PM5PM8PM11PM
Wave (m)
1.6
SE
1.5
ESE
1.4
SE
1.4
SE
Period (s) 9 9 8 8
Wind (km/h)
15
15
15
10
Wind State on on cross cross

Swell History at Newcastle Beach

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

Wind History at Newcastle Beach

Wind stats for Newcastle Beach, 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 Newcastle Beach. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    0km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon beachBeach and reef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.9
    Reliability: very consistent
    1km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Newcastle Beach: