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Long Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.2
Difficulty Level: 3.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.7
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.8

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-off at Long Reef (light winds from the NNW at Flight Deck Collaroy wx 2 km from Long Reef). no significant swell
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Actual: 54 min ago

Light
11.1 km/h
NNW
Cross-Off
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Long Reef Surf Forecast / NSW – Sydney North Coast / Australia

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

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

Today's Long Reef sea temperature is 17.9 °C (Statistics for 17 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 18.0 max: 19.9 min: 16.0 °C)

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0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
3
3
2
3
3
2
1
1
0
0
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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.5
S
0.4
SE
0.4
E
0.4
E
0.5
S
0.4
E
0.3
E
0.8
N
0.3
NE
0.4
NE
1.3
SW
1.5
S
1.2
S
0.9
S
1.2
S
1
S
0.9
S
0.7
S
0.6
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0.4
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0.2
E
0.6
S
0.7
S
Period(s) (?)1091010999497810991010101099969
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)3822333045271617151821645225111931120816892642573173
Wind
(km/h)
15
NW
25
NNW
15
WSW
5
ENE
15
WNW
15
NNW
10
NNW
30
NNW
45
WNW
40
W
25
WSW
15
W
0
SE
15
W
10
WNW
5
NE
15
WNW
20
NNW
20
NNW
20
WNW
15
WSW
5
ESE
15
WSW
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
off
offglasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffoffoffglassoffoffcross-
on
offcross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
glassoff
High Tide
/ height (m)

11:45PM
1.52
12:43PM
1.26

12:40AM
1.37

1:41PM
1.27
1:40AM
1.22

2:40PM
1.29
2:45AM
1.11

3:37PM
1.33
3:51AM
1.03

4:31PM
1.36

4:54AM
1.00
5:19PM
1.40

5:49AM
1.00
6:02PM
1.45

Low Tide
/ height (m)
5:29PM
0.33

6:24AM
0.10
6:33PM
0.39

7:14AM
0.18

7:42PM
0.44
8:04AM
0.27

8:56PM
0.46
8:56AM
0.33

10:08PM
0.45
9:47AM
0.38

11:11PM
0.41
10:37AM
0.40

12:03AM
0.36
11:24AM
0.40


Note: the tide data above is for Dee Why which is 2 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Long Reef.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Long Reef blow from the W.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
2117161815202217161311141613141613172016151614
Low °C
1815141712141916141291014810149121812121614
Chill °C (?)
211616181420221614108131612141612162015141613
Sunrise
--6:56--6:54--6:54--6:54--6:54--6:52--6:52--
Sunset
5:05--5:06--5:06--5:07--5:07--5:07--5:08--5:08-
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 22°C on Thu afternoon, min 9°C on Fri night). Winds increasing (calm on Wed afternoon, strong winds from the WNW by Fri morning).Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 20°C on Mon afternoon, min 8°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Long Reef Surf forecast

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

Long Reef is 2 km (1 miles) from Dee Why. If you plan a holiday in Sydney North Coast, look for hotels and other accommodation in Dee Why. Dee Why has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.

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.