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Newport Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.2

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Newport Reef Surf Guide

Newport Reef in Sydney North is an exposed reef break that only works once in a while. Summer offers the favoured conditions for surfing. Offshore winds blow from the southwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southeast. A right hand reef. Rarely crowded here. Beware of urchins, rips, rocks and sharks.

Newport Reef Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
23.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Newport Reef:

The best conditions reported for surf at Newport Reef occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Newport Reef 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 58% of the time in May while 30% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 12% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
58%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
30%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
12%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Newport Reef Location Map

Interactive Newport Reef 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 Newport Reef is Kingsford Smith International Airport (Sydney) Airport (SYD) in Australia, 35 km (22 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Newport Reef is Sydney Bankstown Airport (BWU), also in Australia, 43 km (27 miles) away.

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Newport Reef Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 27 February 2021, 02:26 Local Time
Saturday 27
2AM5AM8AM11AM
Wave (m) 1.0
E
1.1
S
1.1
S
0.9
E
Period (s) 8 8 8 9
Wind (km/h) 15
SE 10
ESE 5
E 10
NE
Wind State cross cross cross-
on
on

Swell History at Newport Reef

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

Wind History at Newport Reef

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

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