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Broken Head Surf Forecast / NSW – North Coast / Australia

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 9 pm Sunday 22 May 2022 AEST
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Broken Head surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Broken Head sea temperature is 23.8 °C (Statistics for 22 May 1981-2005 - mean: 23.0 max: 24.2 min: 22.1 °C)
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Broken Head surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Broken Head sea temperature is 23.8 °C (Statistics for 22 May 1981-2005 - mean: 23.0 max: 24.2 min: 22.1 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-on at Broken Head (strong winds from the E at Cape Byron Automatic Weather Station 8 km from Broken Head).

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41 km/h
E
Cross-On
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Broken Head this week:

The surf forecast for Broken Head over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Monday (May 23) at 1AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 2.5m and 8s period with a secondary swell of 0.9m and 10s. The wind is predicted to be cross-shore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Broken Head in the next 12 days are 2.5m 8s and forecast to arrive on Monday (May 23) at 7AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-shore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.8m 13s period and expected on Monday (May 23) at 1AM.

Wave TypeTime (AEST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 1AM (Mon 23rd May)8ft (2.5m) 8s
Best Surf 4AM (Tue 24th May)6.5ft (2.0m) 8s
Most Powerful 7AM (Mon 23rd May)8ft (2.5m) 8s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Broken 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
Monday
23
Tuesday
24
Wednesday
25
Thursday
26
Friday
27
Saturday
28
Sunday
29
Monday
30
Tuesday
31
Wednesday
01
Thursday
02
Fri
03
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
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T new south wales.htsgw.metric.198.cc23
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2.5
E
2.5
E
2.3
E
2
E
1.6
ENE
1.8
E
1.8
E
1.6
E
1.5
E
1.6
E
1.6
E
1.6
E
1.6
E
1.6
ENE
1.3
ENE
1.3
ESE
1.7
E
1.6
E
1.5
E
1.5
ESE
1.3
ESE
1
ESE
0.9
ESE
0.9
ESE
1
E
0.9
ESE
0.7
ESE
0.6
ESE
0.5
E
0.4
ESE
0.5
E
0.5
E
0.5
E
0.5
E
0.5
E
0.5
E
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20
SE
20
SE
20
SE
10
SE
10
SE
15
SE
5
SSE
10
SSE
15
SE
5
ESE
10
SSW
10
SSE
15
SSE
30
SSW
30
S
25
SSW
25
SW
10
SSW
15
W
20
W
10
NW
5
NW
20
NW
20
WNW
20
WNW
20
WNW
25
W
20
W
15
WSW
5
W
5
NW
5
NW
10
N
5
WNW
10
SW
15
SSW
crosscrosscrosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crossglasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glasscrosscrosscross-
on
cross-
off
offoff
1:57AM
1.51
2:56PM
1.00
2:59AM
1.43
3:59PM
1.10
3:55AM
1.36
4:53PM
1.22
4:45AM
1.29
5:38PM
1.33
5:31AM
1.23
6:18PM
1.43
6:14AM
1.17
6:55PM
1.51
6:54AM
1.12
7:31PM
1.56
7:34AM
1.08
8:06PM
1.59
8:14AM
1.04
8:43PM
1.59
8:54AM
1.00
9:21PM
1.58
9:34AM
0.97
10:00PM
1.54
10:17AM
0.94
8:56AM
0.21
8:26PM
0.39
9:48AM
0.19
9:40PM
0.40
10:32AM
0.16
10:45PM
0.39
11:11AM
0.14
11:42PM
0.36
11:46AM
0.12
12:32AM
0.32
12:19PM
0.12
1:17AM
0.29
12:52PM
0.13
1:59AM
0.26
1:25PM
0.14
2:41AM
0.25
1:59PM
0.17
3:21AM
0.25
2:35PM
0.20
4:03AM
0.27
3:12PM
0.24
4:46AM
0.30
3:51PM
0.28

Note: the tide data above is for Byron Bay which is 6 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Broken Head.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Broken Head blow from the SW

Monday
23
Tuesday
24
Wednesday
25
Thursday
26
Friday
27
Saturday
28
Sunday
29
Monday
30
Tuesday
31
Wednesday
01
Thursday
02
Fri
03
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Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 50mm), heaviest during Sun night. Warm (max 20°C on Mon afternoon, min 16°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 119mm), heaviest during Fri afternoon. Warm (max 21°C on Sat morning, min 16°C on Wed night). Winds increasing (calm on Wed night, fresh winds from the S by Fri afternoon).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 22°C on Mon morning, min 14°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 18mm), heaviest on Thu night. Very mild (max 17°C on Fri afternoon, min 11°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Broken Head Surf forecast

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

Broken Head is 19 km (12 miles) from Ballina. If you plan a holiday in North Coast - New South Wales, look for hotels and other accommodation in Ballina. Ballina has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.