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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: 22.2 °C

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Sunday, 21 January 2018, 17:46 Local time
Sunday 21
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 14 14 14 5
Wind (km/h) 20
E 25
ENE 20
NE 20
Wind State 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 are from the northwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southeast. There is no reef break. Likely to be crowded if working. Watch out for - 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.

light winds from the SE

Air temperature
25 °C

Current weather near Bar Reef

Overall Bar Reef Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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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.