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Butterbox ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.1

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Butterbox Surf Forecast / NSW – Sydney North Coast / Australia

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 9 pm Tuesday 18 May 2021 AEST
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Butterbox surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Butterbox sea temperature is 19.9 °C (Statistics for 18 May 1981-2005 - mean: 20.5 max: 22.5 min: 19.0 °C)
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Butterbox surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Butterbox sea temperature is 19.9 °C (Statistics for 18 May 1981-2005 - mean: 20.5 max: 22.5 min: 19.0 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Butterbox (calm at Warriewood 5 km from Butterbox).

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Actual: 56 min ago

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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Butterbox this week:

The surf forecast for Butterbox over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Wednesday (May 19) at 4AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.7m and 16s period with a secondary swell of 0.2m and 9s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Butterbox in the next 12 days are 1.7m 16s and forecast to arrive on Wednesday (May 19) at 4AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.6m 4s period and expected on Wednesday (May 26) at 1AM.

Wave TypeTime (AEST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 4AM (Wed 19th May)5.5ft (1.7m) 16s
Best Surf 4AM (Wed 19th May)5.5ft (1.7m) 16s
Most Powerful 4AM (Wed 19th May)5.5ft (1.7m) 16s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Butterbox 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
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thursday
27
Friday
28
Saturday
29
Sun
30
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
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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
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.270.cc23
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1.7
S
1.5
S
1.3
S
1.2
S
1
S
0.8
S
0.5
SSE
1.2
SSE
2
SSE
1.4
S
1
S
1.1
SSE
0.8
SE
0.5
S
0.5
ENE
1.4
E
1.2
E
1.2
E
1.7
E
1.5
E
1.9
E
1.9
E
1.7
E
1.5
E
1.5
E
1.7
E
1.6
E
1.4
E
1.8
S
1.8
S
1.8
S
1.8
S
1.5
S
0.5
S
1.2
SSE
1.2
S
171413121212126776769877789141313131312121188777151013
172289457244429217885813501765910250423919814213834132814511218961749757830711476417358306303211110276488
10
WNW
10
NW
15
NE
10
NW
10
WNW
0
E
10
SW
20
SSE
30
SSE
15
SSE
15
SSW
15
SSW
0
NNE
15
E
10
ESE
0
NW
10
WSW
5
NE
5
NNW
10
N
15
NNE
10
N
10
NNW
10
NNE
15
NNW
15
SW
10
S
15
WSW
15
SSE
20
SSE
15
SSE
10
SSE
10
SSE
5
SW
15
SSW
20
SSE
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
offglasscross-
off
crosscrosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
glassoncross-
on
glassoffcross-
on
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
crosscrosscrosscrosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross
12:51AM
1.33
2:16PM
1.00
1:52AM
1.32
3:18PM
1.09
2:57AM
1.32
4:13PM
1.21
4:00AM
1.33
5:02PM
1.35
5:01AM
1.34
5:48PM
1.49
5:59AM
1.35
6:34PM
1.62
6:56AM
1.33
7:19PM
1.72
7:51AM
1.30
8:05PM
1.78
8:47AM
1.25
8:53PM
1.80
9:43AM
1.19
9:43PM
1.77
10:40AM
1.12
10:35PM
1.70
11:40AM
1.07
7:56AM
0.29
7:32PM
0.59
8:52AM
0.25
8:48PM
0.56
9:44AM
0.19
9:59PM
0.48
10:33AM
0.14
11:03PM
0.36
11:20AM
0.10
12:02AM
0.23
12:07PM
0.09
12:58AM
0.11
12:52PM
0.10
1:52AM
0.01
1:38PM
0.14
2:46AM
-0.04
2:25PM
0.19
3:40AM
-0.05
3:13PM
0.26
4:36AM
-0.02
4:04PM
0.34
5:33AM
0.04
4:59PM
0.42

Note: the tide data above is for Dee Why which is 2 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Butterbox.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Butterbox blow from the W

Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thursday
27
Friday
28
Saturday
29
Sun
30
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
light rain
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
light rain
light rain
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
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121316111318151717151617161818151617161618151619151517131616151516141516
161718141819171616161617171818181718181818161921181618141515151417171515
-6:41--6:41--6:43--6:43--6:43--6:45--6:46--6:46--6:47--6:48--6:48--6:48-
--5:00--4:59--4:58--4:58--4:57--4:57--4:55--4:55--4:55--4:54--4:54--4:53

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Fri afternoon. Very mild (max 19°C on Thu afternoon, min 11°C on Wed night). Winds increasing (calm on Thu afternoon, fresh winds from the SSE by Fri afternoon).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 18mm), heaviest on Sat night. Very mild (max 18°C on Sun morning, min 15°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Wed night. Warm (max 21°C on Wed afternoon, min 15°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 24mm), heaviest during Fri night. Very mild (max 17°C on Sat afternoon, min 13°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Butterbox Surf forecast

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

Butterbox is 2 km (1 miles) from Dee Why. If you plan a holiday in Sydney North Coast, look for hotels and other accommodation in Dee Why. Dee Why has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.