Surfing in Newport Beach, Newport, New South Wales Australia

Skill Level:
All Surfers
Offshore Wind:
Newport is a suburb in northern Sydney, at about 31 km/19 mi north of Sydney's CBD (Central Business District). It nestles among the Pacific Ocean and the Pittwater.

At the south end of Newport beach is a broad rock platform with a salt water pool atop. On the north end of the beach is a headland known as the Peak that attracts novice and advanced surfers. Newport beach is an exposed beach break that has dependable surf at all stages of the tide.

Surfers can explore the waves with swell sizes from 3 ft (1 m) to 10 ft (3 m). The best tide movement is rising and falling tide. Offshore winds blow from the northeast. In summer the wind blows offshore at 15%, in autumn the wind blows at 33%, in winter at 47% and in spring at 24%.

This spot can produce excellent waves all year long. The average water temperature is about 21°C/69.8°F. It is a crowded spot, especially on weekends, so be patient. Watch out for rips and locals.