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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 The wind is still cross-off at Bar Beach (light winds from the N at Newcastle 3 km from Bar Beach). 1.1m 4 s period wind swell from NW
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Cross-Off
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Bar Beach Surf Forecast / NSW – Newcastle / Australia

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 3 pm Tuesday 17 Jul 2018 AEST

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 17.7 °C (Statistics for 17 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 18.5 max: 20.6 min: 16.5 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.5
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0.4
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0.4
E
0.4
E
0.6
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.4
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1.6
SW
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0.8
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0.3
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0.6
SSW
0.8
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Period(s) (?)891010109109910810101111101010109969
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)3627333072272828151828460853033239631321612387401532113
Wind
(km/h)
25
WNW
20
NNW
25
NW
15
WNW
5
NNE
15
WNW
20
NW
15
NNW
20
NNW
35
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WNW
15
WNW
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NNW
15
NW
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25
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15
WSW
5
E
Wind State(?)cross-
off
offcross-
off
glassoffoffcross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
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cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

11:51PM
1.66
12:44PM
1.39

12:45AM
1.51

1:41PM
1.39
1:42AM
1.37

2:40PM
1.39
2:44AM
1.24

3:39PM
1.42
3:49AM
1.16

4:35PM
1.46

4:53AM
1.12
5:24PM
1.52

5:50AM
1.12
6:08PM
1.58

Low Tide
/ height (m)
5:36PM
0.43

6:28AM
0.23
6:36PM
0.50

7:18AM
0.31

7:42PM
0.55
8:08AM
0.39

8:52PM
0.58
8:59AM
0.45

10:06PM
0.58
9:49AM
0.48

11:12PM
0.54
10:38AM
0.50

12:07AM
0.48
11:25AM
0.49


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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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
1719161719141820161815111316121416121719161415
Low °C
1317141417111318151513810148101591217101215
Chill °C (?)
161915171913182015171381216101416101619151415
Sunrise
--6:52--6:52--6:50--6:50--6:50--6:48--6:48--
Sunset
5:05--5:05--5:06--5:07--5:07--5:07--5:08--5:08-
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 20°C on Thu afternoon, min 10°C on Fri night). Winds increasing (calm on Wed afternoon, fresh winds from the WNW by Fri morning).Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 19°C on Mon afternoon, min 8°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

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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.

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.