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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
3 km/h
NNE
Clean
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Box Head Surf Forecast / NSW – Newcastle / Australia

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 10 pm Tuesday 20 Nov 2018 AEDT

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 19.9 °C (Statistics for 20 Nov 1981-2005 - mean: 20.2 max: 22.2 min: 18.1 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.5
SSE
0.7
SSE
0.8
SSE
1.3
SE
0.6
W
0.8
WNW
1
W
0.8
W
0.6
S
1
SSW
3
SSW
1.6
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3.5
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4
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2.5
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1.9
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1.5
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1.3
SSE
1.1
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0.9
SSE
0.8
SSE
0.7
SSE
1
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Period(s) (?)991012345412129911111198887777
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)4775117071945229831312894163456427116616012912021380644289
Wind
(km/h)
15
NNE
20
NW
15
NW
15
NNW
25
WNW
30
WNW
20
W
25
W
30
W
25
W
20
WSW
25
WSW
15
WSW
15
SSW
25
SSE
15
SW
10
SSE
15
E
5
N
5
NW
5
NNE
20
SW
15
WSW
Wind State(?)cross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
oncross-
on
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on
High Tide
/ height (m)

8:10AM
0.95

8:19PM
0.82
8:47AM
1.03

9:03PM
0.81
9:25AM
1.09

9:47PM
0.80
10:06AM
1.14

10:33PM
0.78
10:50AM
1.17

11:21PM
0.75
11:38AM
1.17

12:14AM
0.73
12:29PM
1.14

1:12AM
0.71

Low Tide
/ height (m)
1:34AM
0.11

2:22PM
0.17
2:12AM
0.11

3:11PM
0.13
2:51AM
0.10

3:59PM
0.09
3:32AM
0.10

4:48PM
0.06
4:17AM
0.10

5:39PM
0.04

5:05AM
0.12
6:31PM
0.04

5:58AM
0.14
7:26PM
0.04


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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rain showers
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
6----------------------
High °C
2230302521242020242121232120222021222025292317
Low °C
1922292020231617231618221718211618221819261917
Chill °C (?)
2230302521242020242121232120222021222025292316
Sunrise
-5:39--5:39--5:39--5:39--5:39--5:37--5:37--5:37
Sunset
--7:39--7:40--7:42--7:43--7:44--7:45--7:45--
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Tue night. Very warm air temperatures (max 30°C on Wed morning, min 16°C on Thu night). Mainly fresh winds.Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 29°C on Tue afternoon, min 16°C on Sun 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.