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Bar Beach Surf Forecast / NSW – Newcastle / Australia

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 4 am Wednesday 07 Dec 2022 AEDT
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Bar Beach surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Bar Beach sea temperature is 20.6 °C (Statistics for 07 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 21.7 max: 23.7 min: 19.6 °C)
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Bar Beach surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Bar Beach sea temperature is 20.6 °C (Statistics for 07 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 21.7 max: 23.7 min: 19.6 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-off at Bar Beach (light winds from the NNW at Newcastle Nobbys Signal Station 3 km from Bar Beach).

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Light
11 km/h
NNW
Cross-Off
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Bar Beach this week:

The surf forecast for Bar Beach over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Wednesday (Dec 07) at 8AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.5m and 11s period with a secondary swell of 0.6m and 8s. The wind is predicted to be offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Bar Beach in the next 12 days are 3.0m 10s and forecast to arrive on Friday (Dec 09) at 5AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.7m 4s period and expected on Sunday (Dec 11) at 8AM.

Wave TypeTime (AEDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 8AM (Wed 7th Dec)5ft (1.5m) 11s
Best Surf 5AM (Sat 10th Dec)8ft (2.4m) 11s
Most Powerful 5AM (Fri 9th Dec)10ft (3.0m) 10s

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

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Wednesday
07
Thursday
08
Friday
09
Saturday
10
Sunday
11
Monday
12
Tuesday
13
Wednesday
14
Thursday
15
Friday
16
Saturday
17
Sunday
18
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
Rating
(10 max)
433003223432304111000000201002322213
Swell
Height Map
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T new south wales.htsgw.metric.111.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.135.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.159.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.183.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.207.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.231.cc23
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.5
S
1.4
S
1.2
S
1
S
2.2
S
2.3
SSE
2.1
S
1.8
S
1.9
S
2.2
S
2.1
S
1.8
SSE
1.6
SSE
1.2
SSE
2.3
NE
0.6
SSE
0.5
SSE
0.6
ENE
0.4
ENE
1.1
E
0.9
ENE
0.4
E
0.4
E
0.5
E
2
S
1.7
S
1.7
SSE
0.8
E
0.7
E
1.2
E
1.3
E
1.2
E
1.2
E
1.1
E
1.7
E
1.2
E
Period(s) (?)1110109891091111111010108999745999777101113131312121212
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)50541827916469288283057783112301065735492288565644561154435252541396298265128114470555455427342827376
Wind
(km/h)
10
NNW
10
WSW
10
NW
15
S
25
SSE
15
S
15
S
20
SSE
10
SSE
10
SSE
15
ESE
15
NE
10
NNE
40
NE
20
NNE
20
NW
20
N
15
W
10
SW
20
E
10
NNE
10
SE
25
E
15
ENE
15
S
25
SSE
20
SE
25
SE
20
SE
15
SE
15
ESE
15
E
15
NE
10
ENE
35
NE
10
N
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
offcross-
off
offcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
oncross-
on
crosscross-
off
crosscross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
off
oncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
onononononcross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscrosscross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)
8:31AM
1.71
8:59PM
1.21
9:08AM
1.74
9:40PM
1.19
9:45AM
1.75
10:22PM
1.18
10:22AM
1.74
11:05PM
1.16
10:59AM
1.71
11:49PM
1.15
11:37AM
1.65
12:36AM
1.14
12:17PM
1.58
1:24AM
1.13
12:58PM
1.50
2:15AM
1.14
1:44PM
1.42
3:07AM
1.17
2:35PM
1.35
3:58AM
1.23
3:32PM
1.29
4:47AM
1.30
4:33PM
1.25
Low Tide
/ height (m)
3:10PM
0.29
2:33AM
0.38
3:51PM
0.28
3:09AM
0.41
4:31PM
0.28
3:46AM
0.46
5:11PM
0.29
4:24AM
0.51
5:52PM
0.31
5:05AM
0.57
6:33PM
0.33
5:49AM
0.64
7:15PM
0.36
6:37AM
0.70
7:58PM
0.39
7:32AM
0.73
8:42PM
0.41
8:34AM
0.75
9:26PM
0.42
9:39AM
0.72
10:11PM
0.42
10:46AM
0.66
10:56PM
0.41

Note: the tide data above is for Newcastle, Australia which is 1 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Bar Beach.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Bar Beach blow from the NW

Wednesday
07
Thursday
08
Friday
09
Saturday
10
Sunday
11
Monday
12
Tuesday
13
Wednesday
14
Thursday
15
Friday
16
Saturday
17
Sunday
18
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Rain (mm)
--5--11-------2---------3382--------
Temp. °C242721211717171717171817232523263024222120202120191918191918191919222322
Low °C172517191715161616161715152519212816172016172118191918181818181917172219
Feels °C (?)222419181113131313141613222219242822191616191816191715151615171716221922
Sunrise5:37--5:37--5:37--5:37--5:37--5:37--5:37--5:37--5:37--5:37--5:39--5:39--
Sunset-7:51--7:52--7:52--7:52--7:53--7:54--7:54--7:55--7:57--7:57--7:58--7:58-

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 7mm), mostly falling on Wed night. Warm (max 27°C on Wed afternoon, min 15°C on Thu night). Winds increasing (light winds from the NNW on Wed morning, fresh winds from the SSE by Thu afternoon).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Sun night. Warm (max 30°C on Mon afternoon, min 15°C on Sat night). Mainly fresh winds.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 14mm), heaviest on Thu night. Warm (max 22°C on Tue morning, min 16°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Fri morning. Warm (max 23°C on Sun afternoon, min 17°C on Sat night). Mainly fresh winds.

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Information about the Bar Beach Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Bar Beach provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Bar Beach can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Bar 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 (Bar 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 Bar 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.

Are you planning a holiday in Newcastle? If you are looking for accommodation near Bar Beach, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Newcastle, consider staying in Newcastle which is 2 km (1 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 29 km (18 miles) away, Port Stephens, Cessnock and Central Coast.