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

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Flat Rock Surf Forecast / NSW – Newcastle / Australia

6 Day Weather and Surf, issued 9 am Thursday 24 Apr 2014 EST

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

Today's Flat Rock sea temperature is 23.5 °C (Statistics for 24 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 22.3 max: 24.2 min: 20.5 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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-

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Period (s) (?) 10 5 12 12 6 6 6 6 6 7 7 6 6 6 6 - 7 5 5 8 5 7 8
Surfscale
Wave
Graph

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Energy (?) 8 2 12 24 97 113 62 47 25 5 5 109 71 52 27 0 50 22 11 12 35 5 6
Wind
(km/h)
15 NW15
5 WNW5
35 SSE35
20 ESE20
25 E25
20 NNE20
15 N15
5 NNE5
25 W25
35 S35
30 SSE30
15 SE15
5 SSW5
15 ESE15
15 N15
15 N15
15 NE15
20 NNW20
25 WNW25
25 NW25
20 SSW20
15 SSE15
15 SSE15
Wind State (?) off glass cross-
on
on cross-
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off
cross off cross cross-
on
on cross on cross-
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cross cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

4:35PM
1.45

4:46AM
1.60
5:32PM
1.55

5:46AM
1.60
6:22PM
1.65

6:41AM
1.60

7:08PM
1.73
7:31AM
1.57

7:52PM
1.78
8:17AM
1.53

8:33PM
1.80
9:02AM
1.47

9:14PM
1.80
9:45AM
1.40

Low Tide
/ height (m)
10:16AM
0.36

10:32PM
0.51
11:13AM
0.32

11:37PM
0.42
12:03PM
0.29

12:34AM
0.34
12:49PM
0.28

1:26AM
0.28

1:32PM
0.29
2:14AM
0.25

2:12PM
0.32
3:01AM
0.25

2:51PM
0.37
3:45AM
0.29


Note: the tide data above is for Newcastle, Australia which is 1 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Flat Rock. New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Flat Rock blow from the WNW.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
- - 7 5 1 - - - 2 3 - 1 - - - - - - 1 5 5 6 2
High °C
26 27 22 19 20 18 24 25 20 18 19 19 19 19 18 22 23 19 22 20 19 19 19
Low °C
22 24 18 19 19 15 18 23 18 18 18 17 17 18 15 18 20 17 21 20 17 18 19
Chill °C (?)
26 27 22 19 20 17 24 25 20 17 18 19 19 19 18 22 23 19 22 20 19 19 19
Sunrise
6:20 - - 6:20 - - 6:22 - - 6:22 - - 6:22 - - 6:24 - - 6:24 - - 6:24 -
Sunset
- 17:21 - - 17:19 - - 17:17 - - 17:16 - - 17:15 - - 17:15 - - 17:14 - - 17:13
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 18mm), heaviest on Thu night. Warm air temperatures (max 27°C on Thu afternoon, min 15°C on Fri night). Winds increasing (calm on Thu afternoon, fresh winds from the SSE by Sat night). Long Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 20mm), heaviest during Wed afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 23°C on Tue afternoon, min 15°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Flat Rock Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Flat Rock provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 6 days. A general guide to surfing at Flat Rock can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Flat Rock 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 (Flat Rock) 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 Flat Rock 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.

Are you planning a holiday in Newcastle? If you are looking for accommodation near Flat Rock, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Newcastle, consider staying in Newcastle which is 2 km (1 miles) away. Other places in and around Newcastle where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Catherine Hill Bay which is 30 km (19 miles) away, Port Stephens, Cessnock and Central Coast.

 

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