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Shelly Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 1.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.2

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Shelly Beach Surf Guide

Shelly Beach in Port Macquarie is an exposed beach break that has quite consistent surf The best wind direction is from the southwest. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the southeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Be wary of sharks, they are not unknown here.

Shelly Beach Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:
fairly consistent20.4°C

Surfing Shelly Beach:

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

Shelly Beach Surf:

Wednesday, 8 July 2020, 00:51 Local time
Wednesday 08
Wave (m) 2.1
Period (s) 9 9 10 11
Wind (km/h) 15
SW 15
SW 15
SW 15
Wind State off off off off

Tide Times:

At Nambucca Heads (0 km).

IS AT (local time)

Shelly Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Sawtell, 16 km from Shelly Beach.


Air temperature
12 °C

Current weather near Shelly Beach

Overall Shelly Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Surf stats for Shelly Beach: see the swell variation by month.

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

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Shelly Beach Location Maps

Shelly Beach 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 Shelly Beach

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Shelly Beach:

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Wave buoys nearest to Shelly Beach:

Tide stations nearest to Shelly Beach:

  • Closest tide station
    9 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    9 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Nambucca Heads
    10 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    11 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Coffs Harbour
    16 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to Shelly Beach is Coffs Harbour (Coff's Harbour) Airport (CFS) in Australia, which is 22 km (14 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Shelly Beach is Tamworth Airport (TMW), also in Australia, 219 km (136 miles) away.
Shelly Beach break location map and break info