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Zenith Beach Surf Guide

Zenith Beach in Newcastle is an exposed beach break that has very consistent surf. Autumn and winter are the favoured times of year for waves. Offshore winds blow from the west. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the southeast.. Good surf at all stages of the tide. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Be wary of sharks, they are not unknown here.

Zenith Beach Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
17.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Zenith Beach:

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

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Zenith 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 48% of the time in July while 31% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 21% 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).

Explore Zenith Beach Location Map

Interactive Zenith 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 Zenith Beach is Newcastle Airport (NTL) in Australia, 34 km (21 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Zenith Beach is Richmond Airport (RCM), also in Australia, 163 km (101 miles) away.

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Zenith Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 12 August 2022, 23:11 Local Time
Saturday 13
Wave (m)
Period (s) 9 6 9 10
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Zenith Beach

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

Wind History at Zenith Beach

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

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