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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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Clean
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Box Head Surf Forecast / NSW – Newcastle / Australia

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 9 pm Thursday 20 Sep 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 16.2 °C (Statistics for 20 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 18.4 max: 20.3 min: 17.3 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.1
S
0.8
SSE
0.8
SSE
0.7
SSE
0.6
S
0.5
S
0.4
E
0.7
SSW
1.3
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2.2
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1.9
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1.6
SSE
1.5
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1.2
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1.1
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0.9
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0.9
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0.8
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1.9
SSE
1.8
SSE
1.6
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1.5
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1.5
SSE
Period(s) (?)76778710568889991010181816141313
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)1245660554126025106627477367352227211166151456223716021060746713
Wind
(km/h)
10
W
5
W
15
E
5
NW
10
N
20
ENE
5
WNW
15
SSW
25
SSE
20
S
15
S
15
SE
5
E
10
ENE
20
ENE
5
ENE
10
E
15
E
5
N
10
NNE
20
ENE
15
NNW
15
NNW
Wind State(?)cross-
on
glasscross-
off
crosscross-
off
offcross-
on
oncrosscross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
offcross-
off
glasscross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

6:24AM
0.65
6:26PM
0.91

7:03AM
0.71

7:05PM
0.94
7:38AM
0.77

7:43PM
0.96
8:12AM
0.83

8:19PM
0.97
8:45AM
0.87

8:55PM
0.97
9:18AM
0.91

9:32PM
0.94
9:53AM
0.94

10:10PM
0.89

Low Tide
/ height (m)
12:21AM
0.18
11:44AM
0.24

1:01AM
0.14
12:35PM
0.21

1:37AM
0.11

1:22PM
0.18
2:10AM
0.09

2:04PM
0.15
2:42AM
0.08

2:46PM
0.12
3:15AM
0.07

3:27PM
0.10
3:47AM
0.08

4:10PM
0.09


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
1418161421201618161414141416161415161519201615
Low °C
1015151217171317151213141315151213151216181515
Chill °C (?)
1418151421201617151213131315151314151519201514
Sunrise
-5:45--5:43--5:43--5:41--5:39--5:39--5:37--5:35
Sunset
--5:50--5:50--5:51--5:52--5:52--5:52--5:53--
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 4mm), mostly falling on Sun night. Warm air temperatures (max 21°C on Sat morning, min 10°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 35mm), heaviest during Tue night. Warm air temperatures (max 20°C on Thu afternoon, min 12°C on Tue 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.