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Soldiers Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.8
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.2
Crowds: 2.9

Overall: 3.7

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Soldiers Beach break guidePhoto by: Zac Kime

Soldiers Beach Surf Guide

Soldiers Beach in Newcastle is an exposed beach reef and point break that has fairly consistent surf Offshore winds are from the northwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southeast. The beach break provides left and right handers and also offers a left hand point break too. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Rarely crowded here. Beware of locals and sharks.

Soldiers Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeach reef and pointIcon  s43.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
17.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Soldiers Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Soldiers Beach occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Soldiers Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 46% of the time in July while 38% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 16% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
46%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
38%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
16%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Soldiers Beach Location Map

Interactive Soldiers Beach 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 Soldiers Beach is Newcastle Airport (NTL) in Australia, 61 km (38 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Soldiers Beach is Richmond Airport (RCM), also in Australia, 81 km (50 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Soldiers Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 2 August 2021, 13:06 Local Time
Monday 02
1PM4PM7PM10PM
Wave (m)
1.2
SSE
1.1
S
0.8
S
1.4
NE
Period (s) 8 8 7 5
Wind (km/h)
15
25
30
30
Wind State cross cross cross cross-
off

Swell History at Soldiers Beach

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

Wind History at Soldiers Beach

Wind stats for Soldiers Beach, 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 Soldiers Beach. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: inconsistent
    0km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.1
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: very consistent
    2km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: rarely breaks
    2km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Soldiers Beach: