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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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Lakes Beach Surf Forecast / NSW – Newcastle / Australia

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 9 am Thursday 05 May 2016 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 21.9 °C (Statistics for 05 May 1981-2005 - mean: 21.6 max: 23.4 min: 20.7 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)9999910101010101010101010101010121091211
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Wave
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Energy(?)54546486811391701611301332164453383581939271492751937445604492
Wind
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10 WSW10
20 ENE20
15 NW15
10 W10
20 E20
20 NNW20
10 NE10
25 ENE25
35 NNE35
15 NNW15
5 ENE5
10 ENE10
25 N25
25 NNW25
35 NW35
40 WNW40
40 WNW40
40 W40
25 SW25
5 WNW5
35 WNW35
35 WNW35
40 W40
Wind State(?)offoncross-
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High Tide
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7:05PM
1.69
7:28AM
1.46

7:51PM
1.76
8:21AM
1.42

8:38PM
1.80
9:12AM
1.36

9:24PM
1.78
10:06AM
1.28

10:13PM
1.72
11:02AM
1.20

11:04PM
1.63
12:00PM
1.13

11:58PM
1.52


Low Tide
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12:42PM
0.03

1:26AM
0.04

1:29PM
0.04
2:18AM
-0.03

2:15PM
0.07
3:10AM
-0.05

3:00PM
0.14

4:02AM
-0.03
3:47PM
0.23

4:57AM
0.03
4:37PM
0.32

5:53AM
0.11
5:32PM
0.42

6:51AM
0.19

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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High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
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Sunrise
6:30--6:31--6:31--6:31--6:33--6:33--6:33--6:35-
Sunset
-5:08--5:07--5:07--5:07--5:06--5:05--5:04--5:04
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 22°C on Fri morning, min 18°C on Thu morning). Winds increasing (calm on Fri night, fresh winds from the NNE by Sat night).Long Range Forecast:Some drizzle, heaviest during Mon morning. Warm air temperatures (max 24°C on Mon morning, min 13°C on Wed night). Winds increasing (light winds from the WNW on Wed afternoon, strong winds from the W by Thu morning).

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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.

Do you have old images of surf? Simply upload them to the photo gallery and we will search our vast archive of forecasts and display the open water swell sizes, directions and periods, as well as wind and tide at the time of the image. It's a really useful way of knowing what to look for in the forecast tables.