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Scotts Head ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.7
Consistency of Surf: 2.7
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.5
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.4

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Scotts Head Surf Guide

Scotts Head in Port Macquarie is an exposed point break that has inconsistent surf. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the southwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Likely to be crowded if working. Take care of rocks, locals and sharks.

Scotts Head Spot Info

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Surfing Scotts Head:

The best conditions reported for surf at Scotts Head 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 Scotts Head sea temperature, Scotts Head photographs, Scotts Head detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Scotts Head webcams, current wind from NSW - Port Macquarie live weather stations and Scotts Head 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 Scotts Head

Scotts Head Surf:

Thursday, 4 June 2020, 23:33 Local time
Friday 05
Wave (m) 3.0
Period (s) 12 12 11 11
Wind (km/h) 15
SW 10
WSW 10
WSW 10
Wind State off off off off

Tide Times:

For Nambucca Heads, 3 km from Scotts Head.

IS AT (local time)

Scotts Head Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Sawtell, 30 km from Scotts Head.

wind obs. (2 kph from 104 degs) was rejected

Air temperature
14 °C

Current weather near Scotts Head

Buoy Data:

At Coffs Harbour Waverider Buoy, 24 miles from Scotts Head.

  6PM 7PM 8PM 9PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 3.041
Average period (s) 12.14 12.93 12.14 12.93

All wavebuoys around Scotts Head

Overall Scotts Head Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in June


Surf stats for Scotts Head: see the swell variation by month.

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

Empty bomb, Scotts Head photo

Scotts Head

Photo credit: Scott boxsell

Scotts Head Location Maps

Scotts Head Location Map

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

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Scotts Head:

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Wave buoys nearest to Scotts Head:

Tide stations nearest to Scotts Head:

  • Closest tide station
    Nambucca Heads
    2 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    2 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    17 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    South West Rocks
    19 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    19 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to Scotts Head is Coffs Harbour (Coff's Harbour) Airport (CFS) in Australia, which is 35 km (22 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Scotts Head is Tamworth Airport (TMW), also in Australia, 213 km (132 miles) away.
Scotts Head break location map and break info