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Saltwater ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.3
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 2.5

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Saltwater break guidePhoto by: Alan Cause

Saltwater Surf Guide

Saltwater in Port Macquarie is an exposed point break that has quite reliable surf. Autumn and winter are the best times of year for waves. Ideal winds are from the southwest with some shelter here from south winds. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. Often Crowded. Beware of rocks and sharks.

Saltwater Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:
fairly consistent19.1°C

Surfing Saltwater:

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

Surf Forecasts:

New-South-Wales wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Saltwater sea temperature, Saltwater photographs, Saltwater detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Saltwater webcams, current wind from NSW - Port Macquarie live weather stations and Saltwater tide predictions. The Australia swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Australia and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Australia wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Saltwater

Saltwater Surf:

Wednesday, 8 July 2020, 02:29 Local time
Wednesday 08
Wave (m) 2.4
Period (s) 9 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 5
S 10
Wind State cross-
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Tide Times:

At Saltwater (0 km).

IS AT (local time)

Saltwater Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Taree Airport, 15 km from Saltwater.

light winds from the WSW

Continuous light drizzle
Air temperature
11.7 °C

Current weather near Saltwater

Overall Saltwater Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

Surf stats for Saltwater: see the swell variation by month.


Wind stats for Saltwater: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Random Surfer [Chris], Saltwater photo


Photo credit: Alan Cause

Saltwater Location Maps

Saltwater Location Map

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Surf spots located close to SaltwaterShoreline around SaltwaterRoads and rivers around Saltwater

Use this relief map to navigate to NSW - Port Macquarie surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Saltwater

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Saltwater:

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Wave buoys nearest to Saltwater:

Tide stations nearest to Saltwater:

  • Closest tide station
    Harrington Inlet
    12 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    13 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Crowdy Head
    16 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Camden Haven
    30 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Broughton Island
    44 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Saltwater is Newcastle Airport (NTL) in Australia, which is 112 km (70 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Saltwater is Tamworth Airport (TMW), also in Australia, 193 km (120 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Coffs Harbour (Coff's Harbour) Airport (CFS), also in Australia, 195 km (121 miles) away.
Saltwater break location map and break info