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Bar Reef

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Bar Reef

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Bar Reef

Photo credit: DANIEL MAWKES

Type: reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 18.2 °C

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Tuesday, 24 October 2017, 09:46 Local time
Tuesday 24
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 11 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 10
NW 5
N 15
ENE 25
Wind State off cross-
cross cross

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Bar Reef in Newcastle is an exposed reef break that only works once in a while Offshore winds blow from the northwest. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southeast. There is no reef break. It's often crowded here. Beware of - Urchins - Rips / undertow - Rocks - Localism - Sharks.

New-South-Wales wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Newcastle, Australia, 2 km from Bar Reef.

IS AT (local time)

Bar Reef Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Merewether, 1 km from Bar Reef.


Air temperature
17 °C

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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Bar Reef, NSW - Newcastle. Use the tab navigation above to view Bar Reef sea temperature, Bar Reef photographs, Bar Reef detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Bar Reef webcams, current wind from NSW - Newcastle live weather stations and Bar Reef tide predictions. The Australia swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Australia and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Australia wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Bar Reef.