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Broken Head ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.2
Consistency of Surf: 2.2
Difficulty Level: 2.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.0

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Broken Head Surf Forecast / NSW – North Coast / Australia

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 3 pm Monday 17 May 2021 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 23.3 °C (Statistics for 17 May 1981-2005 - mean: 23.3 max: 24.9 min: 22.4 °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 23.3 °C (Statistics for 17 May 1981-2005 - mean: 23.3 max: 24.9 min: 22.4 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still offshore at Broken Head (light winds from the SSW at CapeByronAws 8 km from Broken Head).

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Actual: 35 min ago

Moderate
17 km/h
SSW
Offshore
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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 17) at 10PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.6m and 7s period with a secondary swell of 0.5m and 9s. Another secondary swell of 0.2m and 10s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Broken Head in the next 12 days are 2.0m 11s and forecast to arrive on Tuesday (May 18) at 10AM. Winds are predicted to be offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.5m 8s period and expected on Tuesday (May 18) at 4AM.

Wave TypeTime (AEST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)10PM (Mon 17th May)5ft (1.6m) 7s
Best Surf10AM (Tue 18th May)6.5ft (2.0m) 11s
Most Powerful10AM (Tue 18th May)6.5ft (2.0m) 11s

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
Mon
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thursday
27
Friday
28
Sat
29
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
034433231332022332122233333331112221
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T new south wales.htsgw.metric.30.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.54.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.78.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.102.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.126.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.150.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.198.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.222.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.246.cc23
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0.5
E
1.6
SSE
2
SSE
1.7
SSE
1.3
SSE
0.6
SSE
0.9
SSE
0.8
SSE
0.9
ENE
1
SSE
0.9
SSE
0.7
SSE
0.9
ENE
0.9
ENE
1.2
E
1.3
E
1.2
E
1.1
E
1.6
SSE
1
E
1
E
1
E
1.5
E
1.4
E
1.3
E
1.3
E
1.3
E
1.2
E
1.1
E
0.9
E
0.8
E
0.8
ESE
0.9
ESE
0.9
ESE
0.9
E
0.7
E
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392599335512932493762267633926714798104120245225181188154153143340299276313282246274891129614912911160
20
SSE
15
SW
15
SW
10
SSE
5
SSE
10
SSW
15
SE
10
SSE
15
SSW
10
SSE
10
S
20
SSE
25
SSE
15
SSE
10
SW
20
SSE
15
SSE
15
SSE
25
SSE
10
SSE
10
SSE
15
SSE
10
SSE
10
SW
10
SSE
5
SSE
5
SSW
5
ESE
5
NNW
5
NW
10
NNE
10
WNW
15
SW
15
SSE
10
SW
10
SW
cross-
off
offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
offcrosscross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
glasscross-
off
cross-
on
glassglassoncross-
off
offcross-
off
offoff
11:57PM
1.42
12:36PM
0.88
12:54AM
1.41
1:47PM
0.90
1:54AM
1.42
2:57PM
0.98
2:55AM
1.44
3:57PM
1.10
3:54AM
1.46
4:50PM
1.25
4:50AM
1.46
5:40PM
1.43
5:44AM
1.44
6:27PM
1.59
6:37AM
1.38
7:14PM
1.73
7:29AM
1.31
8:02PM
1.83
8:20AM
1.22
8:51PM
1.87
9:12AM
1.12
9:42PM
1.86
10:06AM
1.04
5:04PM
0.36
6:56AM
0.34
6:01PM
0.41
7:57AM
0.30
7:09PM
0.43
8:55AM
0.24
8:22PM
0.42
9:47AM
0.16
9:34PM
0.37
10:34AM
0.07
10:40PM
0.29
11:19AM
0.01
11:42PM
0.19
12:01PM
-0.04
12:41AM
0.10
12:43PM
-0.06
1:39AM
0.04
1:26PM
-0.06
2:35AM
0.01
2:10PM
-0.03
3:32AM
0.03
2:56PM
0.02
4:28AM
0.07

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

Mon
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thursday
27
Friday
28
Sat
29
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partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
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Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Tue morning. Warm (max 20°C on Wed afternoon, min 13°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 14mm), heaviest on Sat night. Warm (max 20°C on Fri morning, min 15°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Sun night. Warm (max 20°C on Sun afternoon, min 15°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Thu night. Warm (max 21°C on Thu morning, min 13°C on Fri 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.