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Newcastle - Stratts Spit Surf Guide

Newcastle - Stratts Spit in Newcastle is an exposed reef break that has pretty consitent surf Ideal winds are from the west northwest. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the optimum swell angle is from the southeast. A choice of left and right reefs. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Beware of urchins and rocks.

Newcastle - Stratts Spit Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
17.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Newcastle - Stratts Spit:

The best conditions reported for surf at Newcastle - Stratts Spit occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Newcastle - Stratts Spit (for consistent clean waves)?

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Newcastle - Stratts Spit 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 44% of the time in July while 35% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 21% 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).

Explore Newcastle - Stratts Spit Location Map

Interactive Newcastle - Stratts Spit 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 - Stratts Spit is Newcastle Airport (NTL) in Australia, 15 km (9 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Newcastle - Stratts Spit is Richmond Airport (RCM), also in Australia, 121 km (75 miles) away.

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Newcastle - Stratts Spit Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 19 August 2022, 12:33 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h)
Wind State off cross-

Swell History at Newcastle - Stratts Spit

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

Wind History at Newcastle - Stratts Spit

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

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