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Banzai surf Forecast / NSW – Newcastle / Australia

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 3 am Sunday 19 May 2024 AEST
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Banzai surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Banzai sea temperature is 21.0°C (Statistics for 19 May 1981-2005 - mean: 20.7 °C max: 22.7 °C min: 19.3 °C)
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Banzai surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Banzai sea temperature is 21.0°C (Statistics for 19 May 1981-2005 - mean: 20.7 °C max: 22.7 °C min: 19.3 °C)


Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Banzai this week:

The surf forecast for Banzai over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Sunday (May 19) at 10AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 3.0m and 9s period with a secondary swell of 3.0m and 9s. Another secondary swell of 0.2m and 9s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Banzai in the next 12 days are 3.0m 9s and forecast to arrive on Sunday (May 19) at 10AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.7m 6s period and expected on Thursday (May 23) at 4PM.

Wave TypeTime (AEST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)10AM (Sun 19th May)10ft (3.0m) 9s
Best Surf 1PM (Sun 19th May)8ft (2.5m) 9s
Most Powerful10AM (Sun 19th May)10ft (3.0m) 9s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Banzai over the next 12 days.

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Sunday
19
Monday
20
Tuesday
21
Wednesday
22
Thursday
23
Friday
24
Saturday
25
Sunday
26
Monday
27
Tuesday
28
Wednesday
29
Thursday
30
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
Rating
(10 max)
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
3
SSE
2.1
S
1.4
SE
3
S
2.4
S
2.5
S
1.9
S
1.8
S
1.6
S
1.3
S
1.2
S
1.5
S
1.1
SSW
0.8
SE
0.8
SE
1.6
S
1.6
SSE
2.3
SSE
1.7
SSE
1.2
SE
1.6
SE
1.6
SE
1.3
SE
1.5
ESE
1
E
1
E
1.6
ESE
1.5
E
1.2
E
1
E
0.8
E
0.7
E
0.6
E
0.6
E
0.9
E
0.7
E
Period(s) (?)999998887776677889888888777776666876
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)1641715307153388183644337127618114317890575432335979337916935435425026410610024721213484503725417138
Wind
(km/h)
25
SW
15
S
15
W
25
SW
30
SSW
25
SW
25
SW
25
SSW
15
WSW
15
SW
15
SSE
15
WSW
10
WSW
10
SE
15
WSW
20
SW
25
SSE
20
SSE
10
SE
10
SSE
10
WSW
15
SW
5
SE
10
SW
10
SW
15
S
10
WSW
15
WSW
15
S
20
SW
20
SE
30
SSE
35
SSE
40
SE
40
SE
35
SE
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crossoffcross-
off
cross-
on
offcross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
High Tide
/ height (m)
5:46PM
1.33
5:46AM
1.14
6:19PM
1.42
6:30AM
1.13
6:53PM
1.50
7:13AM
1.12
7:27PM
1.56
7:55AM
1.11
8:03PM
1.60
8:38AM
1.09
8:41PM
1.62
9:22AM
1.07
9:22PM
1.63
10:10AM
1.04
10:06PM
1.61
11:02AM
1.02
10:54PM
1.58
12:01PM
1.02
11:47PM
1.54
1:06PM
1.04
12:46AM
1.48
2:11PM
1.11
1:49AM
1.41
Low Tide
/ height (m)
11:14AM
0.31
12:01AM
0.43
11:48AM
0.30
12:44AM
0.35
12:21PM
0.30
1:25AM
0.28
12:55PM
0.30
2:05AM
0.22
1:31PM
0.32
2:46AM
0.18
2:08PM
0.33
3:29AM
0.16
2:47PM
0.36
4:15AM
0.16
3:30PM
0.39
5:04AM
0.16
4:18PM
0.43
5:56AM
0.16
5:14PM
0.48
6:51AM
0.16
6:20PM
0.52
7:48AM
0.16
7:35PM
0.54
Sunday
19
Monday
20
Tuesday
21
Wednesday
22
Thursday
23
Friday
24
Saturday
25
Sunday
26
Monday
27
Tuesday
28
Wednesday
29
Thursday
30
Sunrise6:41--6:41--6:41--6:43--6:43--6:43--6:45--6:45--6:46--6:47--6:47--6:48--
Sunset-4:59--4:59--4:58--4:58--4:57--4:57--4:55--4:55--4:54--4:54--4:54--4:53-
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Rain (mm)
------11--------32211-151---37614653
Temp. °C141613161714161716161615171616171717161716151616171616161716191817171818
Feels °C (?)91291011911121314131315141412121314141513151515141514141313121091111

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Tue morning. Very mild (max 17°C on Mon afternoon, min 11°C on Sun night). Winds increasing (light winds from the SW on Sun afternoon, fresh winds from the SSW by Mon afternoon).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Fri afternoon. Very mild (max 17°C on Thu morning, min 12°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 11mm), heaviest on Sun night. Very mild (max 17°C on Sat afternoon, min 13°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 35mm), heaviest during Tue night. Very mild (max 19°C on Wed morning, min 14°C on Tue morning). Winds increasing (light winds from the WSW on Tue morning, strong winds from the SE by Thu morning).

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Information about the Banzai Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Banzai provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Banzai can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Banzai 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 (Banzai) 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 Banzai 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 Newcastle? If you are looking for accommodation near Banzai, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Newcastle, consider staying in Central Coast which is 18 km (11 miles) away. Other places in and around Newcastle where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Catherine Hill Bay which is 28 km (17 miles) away, Dee Why, Hornsby and Mosman.

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