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Sawtell-The Island Surf Guide

Sawtell-The Island in Port Macquarie is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf The best wind direction is from the west southwest with some shelter here from northeast winds. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the southeast. The beach breaks consists of rights. It's sometimes crowded here. Beware of rips, rocks and sharks.

Sawtell-The Island Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
20.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Sawtell-The Island:

The best conditions reported for surf at Sawtell-The Island occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Sawtell-The Island 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 54% of the time in June while 37% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 9% 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 Sawtell-The Island Location Map

Interactive Sawtell-The Island 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 nearest passenger airport to Sawtell-The Island is Coffs Harbour (Coff's Harbour) Airport (CFS) in Australia, which is 11 km (7 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Sawtell-The Island is Gold Coast Coolangatta Airport (OOL), also in Australia, 232 km (144 miles) away.

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Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Sawtell-The Island Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 5 July 2022, 20:42 Local Time
Wave (m)
Period (s) 8 7 8 8
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
on on cross-

Swell History at Sawtell-The Island

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

Wind History at Sawtell-The Island

Wind stats for Sawtell-The Island, 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 Sawtell-The Island. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s44.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon pointPoint/rivermouth
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon reefReef and point
    • Icon  s44.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    7km away
    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s44.1
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    8km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s44.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    8km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Sawtell-The Island: