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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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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Hat Head (calm at South Kempsey wx 20 km from Hat Head). 0.8m 8 s period swell from S with 0.7m 4 s period wind swell from NNW
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Calm
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SW
7.3
21.8
Air / Water (°C)
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Hat Head Surf Forecast / NSW – Port Macquarie / Australia

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 3 pm Tuesday 17 Jul 2018 AEST

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

Today's Hat Head sea temperature is 21.8 °C (Statistics for 17 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 19.7 max: 20.9 min: 18.7 °C)

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1
0
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0
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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1
S
0.7
S
0.4
E
0.5
SW
0.4
E
0.6
SSW
0.5
S
1.5
N
0.3
E
0.3
E
2
SSW
1.8
SSW
1.9
SSW
1.5
S
1.4
SSW
1.4
S
1.3
S
1
S
0.9
S
0.7
S
0.5
S
0.9
SSW
0.9
S
Period(s) (?)98101091086910791110121111111010977
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)153653029277836134141939453986247754150138823316789417781
Wind
(km/h)
15
N
10
WNW
15
W
10
ENE
10
WNW
10
WNW
20
NNE
15
NNW
30
NNW
30
WSW
20
WSW
20
SW
10
ESE
15
W
10
W
10
NE
10
WNW
10
WNW
15
NNE
15
W
10
WSW
15
SSE
10
SW
Wind State(?)oncrosscross-
off
cross-
on
crosscrossoncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
crosscrossoncross-
off
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High Tide
/ height (m)

11:41PM
1.58
12:27PM
1.20

12:34AM
1.41

1:28PM
1.21
1:30AM
1.25

2:31PM
1.23
2:31AM
1.12

3:33PM
1.27
3:35AM
1.03

4:31PM
1.32

4:38AM
0.99
5:21PM
1.38

5:33AM
0.98


Low Tide
/ height (m)
5:15PM
0.18

6:18AM
0.07
6:16PM
0.28

7:08AM
0.14

7:24PM
0.37
8:00AM
0.20

8:38PM
0.43
8:52AM
0.25

9:54PM
0.44
9:44AM
0.28

11:02PM
0.41
10:35AM
0.29

11:57PM
0.37



Note: the tide data above is calculated at the surf break location.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Hat Head blow from the SSW.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
2015202117201917211912151513151513161815171715
Low °C
181316181416191520159121510121510121713141615
Chill °C (?)
2014202117201916211810151512151512161714171714
Sunrise
--6:43--6:41--6:41--6:41--6:41--6:39--6:39--
Sunset
5:04--5:04--5:05--5:06--5:06--5:07--5:07--5:07-
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 21°C on Wed afternoon, min 9°C on Fri night). Winds increasing (light winds from the W on Wed morning, fresh winds from the WSW by Fri afternoon).Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 18°C on Mon afternoon, min 10°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Hat Head Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Hat Head provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Hat Head can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Hat 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 (Hat 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 Hat 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.

Are you planning a holiday in Port Macquarie? If you are looking for accommodation near Hat Head, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Port Macquarie, consider staying in North Shore which is 42 km (26 miles) away. Other places in and around Port Macquarie where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Port Macquarie which is 45 km (28 miles) away and Coffs Harbour, 83 km (52 miles) away.

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.