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Box Head ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 1.0
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.8

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Box Head Surf Forecast / NSW – Newcastle / Australia

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 9 am Friday 17 Sep 2021 AEST
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Box Head surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Box Head sea temperature is 18.1 °C (Statistics for 17 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 18.3 max: 20.8 min: 17.3 °C)
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Box Head surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Box Head sea temperature is 18.1 °C (Statistics for 17 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 18.3 max: 20.8 min: 17.3 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Box Head (calm at Umina Beach 4 km from Box Head).

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Actual: 40 min ago

Calm
5 km/h
ESE
Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Box Head this week:

The surf forecast for Box Head over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Sunday (Sep 19) at 4PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.0m and 9s period. The wind is predicted to be glassy as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Box Head in the next 12 days are 5.0m 10s and forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Sep 21) at 10PM. Winds are predicted to be onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.8m 12s period and expected on Thursday (Sep 23) at 1PM.

Wave TypeTime (AEST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 4PM (Sun 19th Sep)3.5ft (1.0m) 9s
Best Surf10PM (Wed 22nd Sep)11ft (3.5m) 10s
Most Powerful10PM (Tue 21st Sep)16ft (5.0m) 10s

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

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Friday
17
Saturday
18
Sunday
19
Monday
20
Tuesday
21
Wednesday
22
Thursday
23
Friday
24
Saturday
25
Sunday
26
Monday
27
Tuesday
28
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T new south wales.htsgw.metric.36.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.60.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.84.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.108.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.132.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.156.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.204.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.228.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.252.cc23
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0.6
S
0.4
SSE
0.2
S
0.2
S
0.2
S
0.2
S
0.5
S
1
S
0.4
S
0.2
S
0.8
NNE
1.3
SSW
1.9
SSW
5
S
5
S
4
S
3.5
S
2.5
SSE
2
S
1.5
S
1.1
S
0.7
S
0.4
S
0.3
S
1.1
S
1.1
S
0.6
S
1.4
SSW
3
S
4
S
3
S
3
SSE
3
SSE
3
SSE
2.5
SSE
3
SE
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10
NNE
25
NE
10
NNW
15
NNW
15
W
10
WSW
5
NNW
5
ENE
10
NW
10
WNW
15
WNW
25
SW
25
SW
45
SSW
35
SW
30
SW
25
SSW
15
WSW
10
NW
10
ENE
5
WNW
15
WNW
15
W
10
WNW
10
WSW
5
SSW
20
WSW
10
S
25
SSE
20
SSW
25
SSE
25
SSE
10
SE
5
ESE
15
ENE
10
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offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
glassglasscrosscrosscrossononcross-
on
onononcross-
on
crosscross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
glassoncross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
6:16PM
1.08
6:57AM
0.76
7:07PM
1.11
7:41AM
0.82
7:52PM
1.11
8:20AM
0.88
8:33PM
1.08
8:57AM
0.92
9:10PM
1.03
9:32AM
0.94
9:45PM
0.96
10:06AM
0.95
10:19PM
0.88
10:41AM
0.94
10:53PM
0.80
11:17AM
0.92
11:28PM
0.71
11:55AM
0.89
12:07AM
0.63
12:39PM
0.85
12:56AM
0.56
1:30PM
0.82
2:02AM
0.51
11:27AM
0.20
1:01AM
0.09
12:33PM
0.16
1:46AM
0.06
1:28PM
0.13
2:25AM
0.05
2:17PM
0.10
3:00AM
0.06
3:02PM
0.09
3:33AM
0.07
3:44PM
0.10
4:03AM
0.08
4:25PM
0.11
4:33AM
0.11
5:06PM
0.14
5:03AM
0.13
5:49PM
0.17
5:35AM
0.16
6:36PM
0.20
6:11AM
0.20
7:29PM
0.23
6:52AM
0.24
8:29PM
0.24

Note: the tide data above is for Ettalong, Australia which is 3 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Box Head.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Box Head blow from the NE

Friday
17
Saturday
18
Sunday
19
Monday
20
Tuesday
21
Wednesday
22
Thursday
23
Friday
24
Saturday
25
Sunday
26
Monday
27
Tuesday
28
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Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 26°C on Sat morning, min 13°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 30mm), heaviest during Tue morning. Warm (max 25°C on Mon afternoon, min 9°C on Mon night). Winds increasing (light winds from the WNW on Mon night, strong winds from the SSW by Tue afternoon).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 23°C on Fri morning, min 10°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 4mm), mostly falling on Sun morning. Very mild (max 16°C on Mon morning, min 11°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Box Head Surf forecast

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

Box Head is 15 km (9 miles) from Central Coast. If you plan a holiday in Newcastle, look for hotels and other accommodation in Central Coast. Central Coast has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.