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Newcastle - The Wedge Surf Guide

Newcastle - The Wedge in Newcastle is an exposed reef break that has quite reliable surf The best wind direction is from the west northwest. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the east. There is a left hand reef break. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Take care of rocks in the line up.

Newcastle - The Wedge Spot Info

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

Surfing Newcastle - The Wedge:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Newcastle - The Wedge with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 22% of the time in June while 22% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 56% 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 - The Wedge Location Map

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

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Newcastle - The Wedge Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 19 August 2022, 12:35 Local Time
Friday 19
Wave (m)
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h)
Wind State off cross-

Swell History at Newcastle - The Wedge

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

Wind History at Newcastle - The Wedge

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

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