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Box Head ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 1.0
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.8

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Box Head (calm at Umina Beach 4 km from Box Head). no significant swell
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Calm
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Clean
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Box Head Surf Forecast / NSW – Newcastle / Australia

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 9 am Sunday 22 Jul 2018 AEST

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

Today's Box Head sea temperature is 17.8 °C (Statistics for 22 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 18.1 max: 20.0 min: 16.5 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.4
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1.2
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0.9
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0.8
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0.7
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0.6
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0.5
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0.4
SSE
0.3
WNW
0.8
SSE
0.3
SW
0.5
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0.9
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0.5
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0.6
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0.7
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0.7
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0.6
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0.6
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0.9
NW
0.7
WNW
0.6
WNW
Period(s) (?)10998888831151057101110101010999
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)38624612292695136242154518472665112128876565412523
Wind
(km/h)
5
WNW
15
ENE
10
NNW
10
NW
15
N
15
NW
15
NW
5
NNW
15
WNW
15
W
15
W
10
WSW
5
NW
15
E
10
NNW
5
WNW
10
ENE
10
N
25
NW
25
WNW
25
WNW
25
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Wind State(?)cross-
on
offcross-
off
crosscross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
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on
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on
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oncrosscross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

5:14PM
0.92

5:26AM
0.67
6:03PM
0.96

6:19AM
0.66
6:47PM
1.00

7:06AM
0.66

7:27PM
1.04
7:47AM
0.68

8:04PM
1.06
8:27AM
0.70

8:39PM
1.08
9:05AM
0.71

9:15PM
1.08
9:42AM
0.72

Low Tide
/ height (m)
10:14AM
0.17

11:38PM
0.25
11:03AM
0.18

12:40AM
0.23
11:51AM
0.18

1:30AM
0.19
12:37PM
0.17

2:12AM
0.16

1:21PM
0.16
2:50AM
0.13

2:03PM
0.16
3:26AM
0.10

2:44PM
0.15

4:01AM
0.08

Note: the tide data above is for Ettalong, Australia which is 3 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Box Head.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Box Head blow from the NE.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
1415131718152021161919151716141617151816131717
Low °C
101481115121719111517111415111316141614121517
Chill °C (?)
1414121718142021151919141715131617141715111616
Sunrise
6:52--6:52--6:52--6:50--6:50--6:50--6:48--6:48-
Sunset
-5:07--5:08--5:09--5:09--5:10--5:12--5:12--5:13
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 21°C on Tue afternoon, min 8°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 8mm), mostly falling on Fri night. Cool air temperatures (max 18°C on Sat morning, min 11°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Box Head Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Box Head provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Box Head can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Box Head 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 (Box Head) 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 Box Head 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.

Box Head is 15 km (9 miles) from Central Coast. If you plan a holiday in Newcastle, look for hotels and other accommodation in Central Coast. Central Coast has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.