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Newcastle -The Harbour ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Newcastle -The Harbour break guidePhoto by: kimbo

Newcastle -The Harbour Surf Guide

Newcastle -The Harbour in Newcastle is a reasonably exposed beach break that only works once in a while. The best time of year for waves is autumn. The best wind direction is from the south southwest. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the northeast. A right hand reef. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Beware of rips, obstacles, pollution and sharks.

Newcastle -The Harbour Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
24.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Newcastle -The Harbour:

The best conditions reported for surf at Newcastle -The Harbour occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Newcastle -The Harbour with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 7% of the time in February while 26% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 67% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
7%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
26%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
67%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Newcastle -The Harbour Location Map

Interactive Newcastle -The Harbour 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 -The Harbour is Newcastle Airport (NTL) in Australia, 14 km (9 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Newcastle -The Harbour is Richmond Airport (RCM), also in Australia, 121 km (75 miles) away.

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Newcastle -The Harbour Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 28 February 2021, 00:12 Local Time
Sunday 28
2AM5AM8AM11AM
Wave (m) 0.9
E
0.9
E
0.8
E
0.8
E
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 10
NNE 5
NW 10
SSW 5
SW
Wind State on cross-
on
off cross-
off

Swell History at Newcastle -The Harbour

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

Wind History at Newcastle -The Harbour

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

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