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Flat Rock ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.3

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Flat Rock Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind WNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.2 °C

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Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 14:43 Local time
Tuesday 25
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 11 11 10 10
Wind (km/h) 15
ESE 15
E 10
E 10
Wind State on on cross-

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Flat Rock in Newcastle is a quite exposed reef break that has quite reliable surf Ideal winds are from the west northwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northeast. There is a left breaking reef. Best around mid tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Take care of rocks and locals.

New-South-Wales wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Newcastle, Australia, 1 km from Flat Rock.

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Flat Rock Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Newcastle, 3 km from Flat Rock.

light winds from the ESE

Air temperature
16.5 °C

Current weather near Flat Rock

Overall Flat Rock Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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  • The closest passenger airport to Flat Rock is Newcastle Airport (NTL) in Australia, 16 km (10 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Flat Rock is Richmond Airport (RCM), also in Australia, 120 km (75 miles) away.
  • Third is Kingsford Smith International Airport (Sydney) Airport (SYD) in Australia, 126 km (78 miles) away.
  • Sydney Bankstown Airport (BWU) in Australia is 133 km (83 miles) away.
  • Camden Airport (CDU), also in Australia is the fifth nearest airport to Flat Rock and is 160 km (99 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Flat Rock, NSW - Newcastle. Use the tab navigation above to view Flat Rock sea temperature, Flat Rock photographs, Flat Rock detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Flat Rock webcams, current wind from NSW - Newcastle live weather stations and Flat Rock 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 Flat Rock.