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Pelican Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 3.1

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Pelican Beach Surf Guide

Pelican Beach in Newcastle is an exposed beach break that has quite consistent surf Offshore winds are from the north northwest with some shelter here from northeast winds. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Likely to be crowded if working. Beware of locals and sharks.

Pelican Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s33.1
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
17.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Pelican Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Pelican Beach occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Pelican Beach 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 38% of the time in July while 45% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 17% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
38%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
45%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
17%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Pelican Beach Location Map

Interactive Pelican Beach 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 Pelican Beach is Newcastle Airport (NTL) in Australia, 62 km (39 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Pelican Beach is Richmond Airport (RCM), also in Australia, 80 km (50 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
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Pelican Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 2 August 2021, 11:42 Local Time
Monday 02
1PM4PM7PM10PM
Wave (m)
1.3
SSE
1.1
S
0.8
S
0.7
S
Period (s) 8 8 7 7
Wind (km/h)
15
25
30
30
Wind State cross cross cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Pelican Beach

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

Wind History at Pelican Beach

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Pelican Beach. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beach  redBeach reef and point
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: inconsistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: very consistent
    3km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: rarely breaks
    3km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Pelican Beach: