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Norries Head ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.0

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Norries Head Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(North Coast – New South Wales, Australia)

Norries Head Surf Guide

Norries Head on the North Coast is an exposed point break that has unreliable waves. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. 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 northeast.The waves is a point break that peels left. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Likely to be crowded if working. Take care of rips, rocks and sharks.

Norries Head Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
26.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Norries Head:

The best conditions reported for surf at Norries Head occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

septemberBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Norries Head with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of September. Clean surfable waves are typically found 32% of the time in September while 33% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 35% 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).

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Interactive Norries Head 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 Norries Head is Gold Coast Coolangatta Airport (OOL) in Australia, which is 21 km (13 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Norries Head is Brisbane International Airport (BNE), also in Australia, 115 km (71 miles) away.

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Norries Head Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 27 February 2021, 03:26 Local Time
Saturday 27
Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 8 9 9 8
Wind (km/h) 10
N 5
NW 5
SW 5
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at Norries Head

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

Wind History at Norries Head

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

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