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Lakes Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.2
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.7

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  1. weather stationWind Update Cross-off wind 1 km from Lakes Beach has become light (light winds from the SE at Norah Head). Waves should be turning clean at Lakes Beach. 0.7m 9 s period swell from S with 0.6m 4 s period wind swell from SSE
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Actual: 56 min ago

Light
9 km/h
SE
Clean
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Lakes Beach Surf Forecast / NSW – Newcastle / Australia

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 3 pm Friday 20 Apr 2018 AEST

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

Today's Lakes Beach sea temperature is 21.7 °C (Statistics for 20 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 22.3 max: 24.1 min: 20.3 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.6
S
0.5
S
0.5
S
0.5
S
0.9
SSE
0.5
S
0.7
S
0.7
S
0.8
SSE
0.8
SSE
0.8
SSE
0.7
S
0.6
S
0.6
ENE
0.6
ENE
0.5
SSE
0.7
ENE
0.8
E
0.9
E
2.5
SSE
2.5
SSE
2.5
SSE
3
SSE
Period(s) (?)9911116101110101010101089129888888
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)60406457534611210012813113694674961757986987637257631016
Wind
(km/h)
15
SSE
10
SSW
20
SSE
20
SSE
15
SSW
15
SSE
10
SE
5
SW
10
SSW
10
ESE
10
WNW
0
W
10
ENE
10
NW
5
NNW
15
E
10
W
25
SSW
30
SSE
35
SSE
30
SSE
35
SSE
35
SSE
Wind State(?)crosscross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
glasscross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
glassoncross-
off
crossonoffcross-
off
cross-
off
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High Tide
/ height (m)

11:34PM
1.56
12:28PM
1.11

12:33AM
1.50

1:43PM
1.08
1:43AM
1.45

3:00PM
1.09
2:55AM
1.42

4:08PM
1.16

4:03AM
1.42
5:07PM
1.26

5:05AM
1.42
5:55PM
1.36

6:00AM
1.42


Low Tide
/ height (m)
5:04PM
0.33

6:20AM
0.18
6:03PM
0.42

7:30AM
0.21

7:13PM
0.48
8:41AM
0.22

8:31PM
0.50
9:48AM
0.20

9:49PM
0.46
10:46AM
0.17

10:58PM
0.39
11:35AM
0.14

11:55PM
0.31



Note: the tide data above is for Gorokan which is 5 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Lakes Beach.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Lakes Beach blow from the WSW.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
--1---------------627132528
High °C
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Low °C
2219201918202118202119202118202018212019191919
Chill °C (?)
2222202019212121222121222220222120212018181818
Sunrise
--6:18--6:20--6:20--6:22--6:22--6:22--6:24--
Sunset
5:24--5:23--5:22--5:22--5:21--5:20--5:19--5:17-
Short Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Sat morning. Warm air temperatures (max 22°C on Fri afternoon, min 18°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 99mm), heaviest during Fri night. Warm air temperatures (max 22°C on Tue morning, min 18°C on Tue night). Winds increasing (calm on Tue morning, fresh winds from the SSE by Fri night).

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Information about the Lakes Beach Surf forecast

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

Lakes Beach is 11 km (7 miles) from the city of Catherine Hill Bay. If you plan a holiday in Newcastle, look for hotels and other accommodation in Catherine Hill Bay. Catherine Hill Bay has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.