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Wamberal Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.9
Consistency of Surf: 3.4
Difficulty Level: 3.6
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.5
Crowds: 3.9

Overall: 4.2

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Wamberal Beach break guidePhoto by: Andres

Wamberal Beach Surf Guide

Wamberal Beach in Newcastle is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Ideal winds are from the west. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Good surf at all stages of the tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Beware of locals and sharks.

Wamberal Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s44.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
20.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Wamberal Beach:

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

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Wamberal 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 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 Wamberal Beach Location Map

Interactive Wamberal 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 Wamberal Beach is Kingsford Smith International Airport (Sydney) Airport (SYD) in Australia, 63 km (39 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Wamberal Beach is Richmond Airport (RCM), also in Australia, 66 km (41 miles) away.

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Wamberal Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 8 May 2021, 21:24 Local Time
SatSun
7PM10PM1AM4AM
Wave (m) 1.4
E
1.7
ESE
1.6
ESE
1.6
ESE
Period (s) 11 11 10 10
Wind (km/h) 5
N 0
W 5
SW 10
WSW
Wind State cross glass cross-
off
off

Swell History at Wamberal Beach

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

Wind History at Wamberal Beach

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

Wamberal Beach Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 10 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s44.2
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s43.9
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s33.4
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s43.6
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s54.5
  • Crowds:Icon  s43.9
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Review
Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Andy from Australia
“Top spot up north off the point holds good swells from the north and east mainly, plenty of good beach breaks up and down the whole area!”

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    • Icon pointPoint
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    Reliability: consistent
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    • Icon reef  redReef
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    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.2
    Reliability: very consistent
    5km away
    • Icon beachBeach and point
    • Icon  s32.9
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    6km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.9
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    6km away

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