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Bar Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.2
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.8
Crowds: 2.2

Overall: 3.8

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  1. weather stationWind Update Light wind has turned cross-on at Bar Beach (moderate winds from the E at Newcastle 3 km from Bar Beach). 2.4m 11 s period swell from SSE
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Moderate
22 km/h
E
Cross-On
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Bar Beach Surf Forecast / NSW – Newcastle / Australia

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 4 pm Thursday 18 Jan 2018 AEDT

Bar Beach surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's Bar Beach sea temperature is 22.5 °C (Statistics for 18 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 23.6 max: 26.0 min: 21.6 °C)

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0
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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2.5
SSE
2.1
SSE
1.7
SSE
1.5
SE
1.2
SE
1
SE
0.9
SE
0.9
SE
0.8
ESE
1
E
1
ENE
1
E
1.5
ENE
1.6
ENE
1
ENE
1.7
ENE
1.5
ENE
1.2
ENE
1.8
ENE
1.4
ENE
1.1
E
1.4
ENE
1.2
E
Period(s) (?)121110109888746856666666666
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)17231037565424242142112846233651211121798018118610722214997160109
Wind
(km/h)
15
E
5
NNW
5
ENE
20
E
5
N
5
E
20
E
10
NNE
10
ENE
25
ENE
20
NNE
10
NE
25
ENE
20
NE
10
NE
30
ENE
20
NE
15
NE
30
ENE
20
NE
20
ENE
25
E
15
NE
Wind State(?)cross-
on
glassglasscross-
on
glassglasscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
crosscrosscross-
on
crosscrosscross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross
High Tide
/ height (m)

10:37PM
1.29
10:32AM
1.73

11:15PM
1.31
11:08AM
1.68

11:54PM
1.31
11:46AM
1.62

12:35AM
1.31
12:26PM
1.54

1:18AM
1.32
1:11PM
1.45

2:06AM
1.34






Low Tide
/ height (m)
4:36PM
0.22
4:09AM
0.44

5:12PM
0.21
4:49AM
0.46

5:48PM
0.23

5:30AM
0.49
6:25PM
0.26

6:15AM
0.53
7:03PM
0.30

7:05AM
0.56
7:45PM
0.35

8:04AM
0.58





Note: the tide data above is for Newcastle, Australia which is 1 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Bar Beach.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Bar Beach blow from the NW.
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clear
clear
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clear
clear
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clear
clear
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partially cloudy
clear
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clear
clear
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
2321232622232423242624283025283025262825262724
Low °C
2318172518182320202521212822212723222723232624
Chill °C (?)
2321232622232423242624283025283025262825262724
Sunrise
--6:03--6:03--6:05--6:05--6:07--6:07--6:09--
Sunset
8:02--8:02--8:01--8:01--8:01--8:00--8:00--8:00-
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 26°C on Fri afternoon, min 17°C on Fri morning). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Very warm air temperatures (max 30°C on Mon afternoon, min 21°C on Mon morning). Winds increasing (light winds from the NE on Tue morning, fresh winds from the ENE by Wed afternoon).

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Information about the Bar Beach Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Bar Beach provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Bar Beach can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Bar Beach surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Bar Beach) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Bar Beach may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Are you planning a holiday in Newcastle? If you are looking for accommodation near Bar Beach, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Newcastle, consider staying in Newcastle which is 2 km (1 miles) away. Other places in and around Newcastle where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Catherine Hill Bay which is 29 km (18 miles) away, Port Stephens, Cessnock and Central Coast.