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North Haven Seasonal Surf Averages

Based on the last ten years data for this location this page gives seasonal trends and an idea of what kind of conditions you can expect and when. Of course these are just averages - it's worth reading carefully to understand exactly what they mean and to recognise the kind of variation you could expect on a trip because an average can never tell the whole story. Click on a month below to see more detail.
If you want a past forecast for a specific date range then click here.

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Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

Wind Swell Ground Swell
56%
7%

49%

Jan
62%
12%

50%

Feb
71%
17%

54%

Mar
77%
20%

57%

Apr
78%
22%

56%

May
65%
20%

45%

Jun
70%
19%

51%

Jul
61%
16%

45%

Aug
58%
13%

45%

Sep
50%
9%

41%

Oct
50%
12%

38%

Nov
49%
11%

38%

Dec
This graph shows the percentage of days that had a ridable wind swell (7 seconds period or more) or groundswell (10 seconds period or more) of over 3ft. It also shows the dominant wind direction. Not all of these days will neccessarily give great surf, and very short lived wind swells or longer period secondary swells may produce surf not recorded, but it gives a clear idea of the seasonal trend and a rough guide to the chances of scoring something ridable.

Monthly Overview

Jan
Swell
Consistency
56%
Average Swell
Height
7ft
Average Swell
Period
9s
Dominant Wind
Dominant Swell
Feb
Swell
Consistency
62%
Average Swell
Height
7ft
Average Swell
Period
9s
Dominant Wind
Dominant Swell
Mar
Swell
Consistency
71%
Average Swell
Height
7ft
Average Swell
Period
9s
Dominant Wind
Dominant Swell
Apr
Swell
Consistency
77%
Average Swell
Height
7ft
Average Swell
Period
9s
Dominant Wind
Dominant Swell
May
Swell
Consistency
78%
Average Swell
Height
8ft
Average Swell
Period
9s
Dominant Wind
Dominant Swell
Jun
Swell
Consistency
65%
Average Swell
Height
8ft
Average Swell
Period
9s
Dominant Wind
Dominant Swell
Jul
Swell
Consistency
70%
Average Swell
Height
9ft
Average Swell
Period
9s
Dominant Wind
Dominant Swell
Aug
Swell
Consistency
61%
Average Swell
Height
8ft
Average Swell
Period
9s
Dominant Wind
Dominant Swell
Sep
Swell
Consistency
58%
Average Swell
Height
7ft
Average Swell
Period
9s
Dominant Wind
Dominant Swell
Oct
Swell
Consistency
50%
Average Swell
Height
8ft
Average Swell
Period
9s
Dominant Wind
Dominant Swell
Nov
Swell
Consistency
50%
Average Swell
Height
8ft
Average Swell
Period
9s
Dominant Wind
Dominant Swell
Dec
Swell
Consistency
49%
Average Swell
Height
7ft
Average Swell
Period
9s
Dominant Wind
Dominant Swell

Understanding this Data

These swell averages are calculated ONLY on swells of more than 7 seconds period. This means this is the average height of a swell that's likely to produce ridable surf NOT an average of every wave heading toward the beach in a month. Likewise the period is the average period OVER 7 seconds. There will be days that have short period wind swells that won't produce and ridable swell and these are excluded from the averages. The consistency figure gives the percentage of days that meet this condition.

For example if the consistency is 50% you could expect the 'average' swell for about 15 days in the month. Of course an average tells only part of the story. A combination of very large and very small swells may produce the same average as a consistent medium sized swell.

Monthly Data

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

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Old Bar
Crescent Head
Forster
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Seal Rocks
Scotts Head
Valla
Shoal Bay
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Moonee Creek
Emerald Beach
Arrawarra
Newcastle
Bar Beach (Dixon Park)
Redhead
Swansea
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Brooms Head
Soldiers Beach
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Angourie Point
Crackneck
Forresters
Pippi Beach
Turners Beach
Turners Wall
Wamberal
Clarence River
Avoca Beach
Copacabana
Macmasters Beach
Box Head
Umina Beach
Avalon
Little Avalon
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The Peak (Newport Beach)
Bungan
Mona Vale
Warriewood
North Narrabeen
Evans Head
South Narrabeen
Dee Why Point
Curl Curl
Queenscliff
Winki Pop / Fairy Bower
North/ South Steyne
Sydney (Manly)
Sydney (Bondi)
Bronte Beach
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Ballina
Lennox Head
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