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Swansea Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.0

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Swansea Beach Surf Guide

Swansea Beach in Newcastle is an exposed reef break that has inconsistent surf The best wind direction is from the west. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. A reef breaks left. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded. Hazards include rips, rocks and sharks.

Swansea Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
17.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Swansea Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Swansea Beach 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 Swansea Beach (for consistent clean waves)?

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Swansea 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 41% of the time in July while 33% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 26% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
41%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
33%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
26%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Swansea Beach Location Map

Interactive Swansea 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 Swansea Beach is Newcastle Airport (NTL) in Australia, 37 km (23 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Swansea Beach is Richmond Airport (RCM), also in Australia, 99 km (61 miles) away.

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Swansea Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 27 September 2021, 23:17 Local Time
Tuesday 28
1AM4AM7AM10AM
Wave (m)
1.1
S
1
S
0.9
SSE
0.9
SSE
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h)
20
20
15
15
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross cross-
on

Swell History at Swansea Beach

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

Wind History at Swansea Beach

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

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