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Scotts Head ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.7
Consistency of Surf: 2.7
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.5
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.4

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Scotts Head (light winds from the NW at Coffs Harbour 36 km from Scotts Head). 0.7m 8 s period swell from S with an additional 0.5m 9 s period swell from E , plus 0.6m 4 s period wind swell from NNW
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36 km away, 1 h 14 min ago

Light
9 km/h
NW
10.5
20.9
Air / Water (°C)
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Scotts Head Surf Forecast / NSW – Port Macquarie / Australia

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 9 pm Tuesday 17 Jul 2018 AEST

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

Today's Scotts Head sea temperature is 20.9 °C (Statistics for 17 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 19.9 max: 21.0 min: 18.9 °C)

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0
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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.7
S
0.4
S
0.5
E
0.4
E
0.5
S
0.5
S
1.4
N
1.8
NNW
0.9
NW
2
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.4
S
1.5
S
1.2
S
1.2
S
1
S
0.8
S
0.8
N
1.2
N
1.2
NNW
0.8
N
0.4
E
0.4
E
Period(s) (?)8910910956-7810111211109955999
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)662844275540962070356341384563411357198108786770252625
Wind
(km/h)
5
WNW
5
W
10
NE
10
W
5
WNW
15
NE
10
NNW
20
NW
10
WSW
15
SW
10
SW
5
E
10
W
5
WSW
10
ENE
10
W
5
N
15
NNE
10
NNW
10
NNW
10
NE
10
SW
15
SW
Wind State(?)cross-
off
glassoncross-
off
glassoncrosscrosscross-
off
offoffcross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
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on
cross-
off
glassoncrosscrossonoffoff
High Tide
/ height (m)
11:38PM
1.57
12:27PM
1.20

12:31AM
1.41

1:29PM
1.21
1:27AM
1.25

2:32PM
1.24
2:28AM
1.12

3:35PM
1.28
3:32AM
1.03

4:32PM
1.33

4:35AM
0.99
5:22PM
1.38

5:30AM
0.98
6:05PM
1.44


Low Tide
/ height (m)

6:16AM
0.05
6:15PM
0.30

7:07AM
0.12

7:23PM
0.39
7:58AM
0.18

8:38PM
0.45
8:51AM
0.23

9:54PM
0.45
9:43AM
0.26

11:02PM
0.42
10:34AM
0.27

11:57PM
0.37
11:20AM
0.26

12:42AM
0.31

Note: the tide data above is for Nambucca Heads which is 3 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Scotts Head.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Scotts Head blow from the SW.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
1521211621201620221314151216161318191522221614
Low °C
13161813171814201791113913151014171216191514
Chill °C (?)
1521211621201620221214151116161318191422221613
Sunrise
-6:41--6:41--6:41--6:41--6:39--6:39--6:39--6:39
Sunset
--5:05--5:06--5:07--5:07--5:07--5:07--5:08--
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 22°C on Fri afternoon, min 9°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 22°C on Tue morning, min 9°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Scotts Head Surf forecast

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

Scotts Head is 37 km (23 miles) from the city of Coffs Harbour. If you plan a holiday in Port Macquarie, look for hotels and other accommodation in Coffs Harbour. Coffs Harbour 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.