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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

Type:Rating:
Icon pointPointIcon  s33.4
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
20.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

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:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Scotts Head 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 59% of the time in June while 31% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 10% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
59%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
31%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
10%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Scotts Head Location Map

Interactive Scotts 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 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.

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Scotts Head Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 23 June 2021, 12:16 Local Time
Wednesday 23
1PM4PM7PM10PM
Wave (m) 1.6
SE
1.1
ESE
1.2
ESE
1.2
ESE
Period (s) 10 12 11 11
Wind (km/h)
5
10
15
15
Wind State glass on cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Scotts Head

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

Wind History at Scotts Head

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

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