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Snapper Point Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(North Coast – New South Wales, Australia)

Snapper Point Surf Guide

Snapper Point on the North Coast is a sheltered reef break that only works once in a while. Autumn and winter are the best times of year for waves. The best wind direction is from the south with some shelter here from south winds. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. A right hand reef break. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Sharks have been reported here.

Snapper Point Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
19.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Snapper Point:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Snapper Point with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 23% of the time in June while 7% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 70% 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 Snapper Point Location Map

Interactive Snapper Point 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 closest passenger airport to Snapper Point is Gold Coast Coolangatta Airport (OOL) in Australia, which is 108 km (67 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Snapper Point is Coffs Harbour (Coff's Harbour) Airport (CFS), also in Australia, 136 km (84 miles) away.

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Snapper Point Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 10 August 2022, 20:41 Local Time
Wave (m)
Period (s) 11 12 11 11
Wind (km/h)
Wind State off off off cross-

Swell History at Snapper Point

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

Wind History at Snapper Point

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

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