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Hat Head ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 2.7

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Hat Head

Photo credit: Simon Ward

Type: point

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind SSW

Sea Temperature Today is: 19.2 °C

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Wednesday, 26 September 2018, 03:21 Local time
Wednesday 26
Wave (m) 1.6
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 0
WNW 10
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Hat Head in Port Macquarie is an exposed point break that has unreliable waves. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the south southwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the optimum swell angle is from the southeast. Often Crowded. Watch out for rocks and sharks.

New-South-Wales wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

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Hat Head Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At SmokyCape Lighthouse, 16 km from Hat Head.

light winds from the NW

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Air temperature
19.6 °C

Current weather near Hat Head

Buoy Data:

At Coffs Harbour Waverider Buoy, 49 miles from Hat Head.

  10PM 11PM 12AM 1AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 1.58
Average period (s) 10.83 11.45 10.83 10.83

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Overall Hat Head Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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  • The nearest passenger airport to Hat Head is Coffs Harbour (Coff's Harbour) Airport (CFS) in Australia, which is 81 km (50 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Hat Head is Tamworth Airport (TMW), also in Australia, 211 km (131 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Hat Head, NSW - Port Macquarie. Use the tab navigation above to view Hat Head sea temperature, Hat Head photographs, Hat Head detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Hat Head webcams, current wind from NSW - Port Macquarie live weather stations and Hat Head 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 Hat Head.