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Sunset ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.2

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Sunset Surf Guide

Sunset in Newcastle is an exposed point break that only works when conditions are just right. Autumn and winter are the best times of year for waves. Offshore winds blow from the west. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southeast. Best around mid tide. Rarely crowded here. Take care of locals and sharks.

Sunset Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon point  redPointIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
17.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Sunset:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Sunset 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 55% of the time in July while 29% 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
55%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
29%
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 Sunset Location Map

Interactive Sunset 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 Sunset is Newcastle Airport (NTL) in Australia, 61 km (38 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Sunset is Richmond Airport (RCM), also in Australia, 80 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.
Sunset Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 2 August 2021, 13:01 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-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Sunset

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

Wind History at Sunset

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

    • Icon beach  redBeach reef and point
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    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 Sunset: