Located near Newcastle, New South Wales, Swansea is not a bad reef break with a rocky bottom. The waves can be challenging and break for up to 100 meters, serving up powerful sections for carves and turns. This spot needs a massive swell to get working.
What are the best surf conditions for Swansea?
This spot gets good between double and triple overhead. We recommend riding a longboard, shortboard, or step up here. Swansea is best suited to intermediate and advanced surfers. The surf here is not super consistent (4/10) but can get busy when it breaks (5/10). It works best on mid tides paired with a large Southeast swell. The best winds come from the Southwest.
We recommend wearing a spring suit in the summer with the water temperatures hitting 21 degrees in January. In winter a 3/2 is the norm as water temperatures fall to 16 degrees. See the temperature chart below for more data on this.
100M LONG WAVE
Reef break OVER Rock BOTTOM