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

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 3 am Tuesday 02 Sep 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 19.4 °C (Statistics for 02 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 18.4 max: 20.8 min: 17.0 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period (s) (?) 10 10 10 10 - 10 9 17 - 16 15 9 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 6
Surfscale
Wave
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Energy (?) 295 248 128 68 0 7 7 5 0 5 4 586 411 367 319 206 155 147 110 93 45 37 24
Wind
(km/h)
15 WSW15
20 SW20
50 SSW50
50 SW50
45 SW45
40 SW40
35 SW35
30 SSW30
25 SW25
20 SSW20
20 SSE20
15 SSW15
10 SSW10
20 SE20
15 ESE15
5 ESE5
20 ESE20
10 ESE10
10 ENE10
25 E25
20 NNE20
15 N15
15 NNE15
Wind State (?) cross-
off
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High Tide
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1:33PM
1.42
2:07AM
1.10

2:39PM
1.45
3:25AM
1.11

3:48PM
1.51

4:39AM
1.17
4:54PM
1.60

5:41AM
1.27
5:53PM
1.68

6:34AM
1.39
6:47PM
1.75

7:23AM
1.49

7:37PM
1.77
8:10AM
1.58

Low Tide
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8:14PM
0.49
7:59AM
0.51

9:28PM
0.45
9:10AM
0.50

10:37PM
0.36
10:21AM
0.44

11:37PM
0.26
11:26AM
0.35

12:29AM
0.16
12:25PM
0.25

1:16AM
0.08

1:19PM
0.16
2:01AM
0.04


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)
3 4 11 2 - 1 - 2 3 2 2 1 2 1 - - - - - - - - -
High °C
15 15 11 14 15 12 15 15 13 16 15 14 16 16 16 17 17 16 17 17 15 12 15
Low °C
15 12 10 12 13 10 13 14 12 14 14 12 14 15 15 16 16 14 16 16 13 12 15
Chill °C (?)
14 14 7 11 12 9 13 13 11 15 14 13 15 15 15 16 16 16 16 16 13 10 14
Sunrise
6:09 - - 6:07 - - 6:07 - - 6:05 - - 6:03 - - 6:03 - - 6:01 - - 6:00 -
Sunset
- 17:35 - - 17:36 - - 17:37 - - 17:37 - - 17:37 - - 17:38 - - 17:38 - - 17:39
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 30mm), heaviest during Tue night. Cool air temperatures (max 16°C on Fri morning, min 10°C on Tue night). Winds decreasing (near gales from the SSW on Tue night, light winds from the SSW by Fri night). Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 4mm), mostly falling on Fri night. Cool air temperatures (max 17°C on Sun morning, min 12°C on Fri 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 7 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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