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Yacaaba Head-Boulders Surf Guide

Yacaaba Head-Boulders in Port Macquarie is an exposed point break that has inconsistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the north. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southeast.Surfers ride left hand point. Best around mid tide. Rarely crowded here. Take care of the strong rips here.

Yacaaba Head-Boulders Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
18.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Yacaaba Head-Boulders:

The best conditions reported for surf at Yacaaba Head-Boulders occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Yacaaba Head-Boulders (for consistent clean waves)?

marchBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Yacaaba Head-Boulders with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 41% of the time in March while 47% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 12% 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).

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Interactive Yacaaba Head-Boulders 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 Yacaaba Head-Boulders is Newcastle Airport (NTL) in Australia, which is 63 km (39 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Yacaaba Head-Boulders is Richmond Airport (RCM), also in Australia, 195 km (121 miles) away.

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Yacaaba Head-Boulders Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 20 August 2022, 13:03 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
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Swell History at Yacaaba Head-Boulders

Surf stats for Yacaaba Head-Boulders, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Yacaaba Head-Boulders

Wind stats for Yacaaba Head-Boulders, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Yacaaba Head-Boulders Reviews:

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ross bowen from Australia
“This is a great break when it works, which is rare. Needs big south swell NE winds falling tide. Long ride over boulders which are ships ballast from the early settlers days. Beware of very strong rips when the tide gets running. You cant paddle against the current. Map is incorrect Yacaaba Head is actually Port Stephens North Headland. Location really is Hawkes Nest.”

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