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Butterbox Surf Forecast / NSW – Sydney North Coast / Australia

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 3 am Sunday 29 May 2022 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 22.3 °C (Statistics for 29 May 1981-2005 - mean: 19.9 max: 22.0 min: 17.9 °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 22.3 °C (Statistics for 29 May 1981-2005 - mean: 19.9 max: 22.0 min: 17.9 °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: 41 min ago

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Clean
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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 Sunday (May 29) at 10AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.4m and 10s period with a secondary swell of 1.3m and 7s. Another secondary swell of 1.7m and 7s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Butterbox in the next 12 days are 3.0m 12s and forecast to arrive on Thursday (Jun 02) 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 1.3m 5s period and expected on Tuesday (May 31) at 4PM.

Wave TypeTime (AEST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)10AM (Sun 29th May)4.5ft (1.4m) 10s
Best Surf 1AM (Thu 2nd Jun)8ft (2.5m) 11s
Most Powerful10AM (Thu 2nd Jun)10ft (3.0m) 12s

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
Sunday
29
Monday
30
Tuesday
31
Wednesday
01
Thursday
02
Friday
03
Saturday
04
Sunday
05
Monday
06
Tuesday
07
Wednesday
08
Thursday
09
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
333311013235555545334435965432201455
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T new south wales.htsgw.metric.42.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.66.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.90.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.114.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.138.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.162.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.186.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.210.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.234.cc23
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1.4
ENE
1.4
ENE
1.6
S
0.9
E
1.5
E
1.2
E
0.6
E
1
SSW
1.4
S
1.6
SSW
1.9
S
2.5
S
3
S
3
S
2.2
S
2.5
SSE
2.4
SSE
2.2
SSE
2.1
SSE
1.9
SSE
1.9
SSE
1.5
SSE
1.3
SSE
4
S
5.5
S
4
S
3
SSE
2.5
S
1.8
S
1.2
S
1.1
S
0.9
S
0.8
S
2.2
S
3
S
4
SSW
101181412111179910111211111212121212111212912111099888891010
426427351338692371881173184226871512233820081096204415951316116093488965546925177671380616359715671991671028071817373318
20
WSW
20
SW
15
W
15
NW
35
N
35
WNW
30
W
35
W
20
WNW
30
W
30
W
25
WSW
15
WSW
10
SSW
10
W
10
NNW
15
N
15
WNW
25
WSW
20
SW
20
W
15
W
10
NW
15
WNW
15
NW
20
WNW
15
NW
15
W
10
N
15
WNW
20
NW
25
WNW
15
WNW
25
W
30
W
25
NW
offcross-
off
offcross-
off
crosscross-
off
offoffoffoffoffoffoffcross-
off
offcross-
off
crossoffcross-
off
cross-
off
offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
offcrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffoffcross-
off
7:33PM
1.54
8:06AM
1.08
8:08PM
1.55
8:47AM
1.05
8:43PM
1.54
9:28AM
1.03
9:21PM
1.52
10:10AM
1.00
10:00PM
1.48
10:54AM
0.97
10:40PM
1.44
11:41AM
0.96
11:23PM
1.38
12:34PM
0.96
12:09AM
1.33
1:30PM
0.99
1:00AM
1.28
2:26PM
1.05
1:55AM
1.25
3:18PM
1.15
2:55AM
1.22
4:07PM
1.26
3:57AM
1.20
1:03PM
0.32
2:14AM
0.21
1:38PM
0.35
2:53AM
0.19
2:13PM
0.38
3:33AM
0.20
2:49PM
0.42
4:14AM
0.22
3:26PM
0.45
4:56AM
0.25
4:06PM
0.49
5:40AM
0.28
4:50PM
0.53
6:26AM
0.30
5:41PM
0.58
7:12AM
0.30
6:42PM
0.60
7:59AM
0.29
7:51PM
0.61
8:45AM
0.27
9:01PM
0.57
9:31AM
0.24
10:08PM
0.48

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

Sunday
29
Monday
30
Tuesday
31
Wednesday
01
Thursday
02
Friday
03
Saturday
04
Sunday
05
Monday
06
Tuesday
07
Wednesday
08
Thursday
09
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6:48--6:48--6:48--6:50--6:50--6:50--6:52--6:52--6:52--6:52--6:54--6:54--
-4:54--4:53--4:53--4:53--4:53--4:52--4:52--4:52--4:52--4:52--4:52--4:52-

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Mon afternoon. Very mild (max 17°C on Sun morning, min 9°C on Tue night). Winds increasing (light winds from the W on Sun night, fresh winds from the WNW by Mon night).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 7mm), mostly falling on Fri night. Very mild (max 15°C on Thu afternoon, min 8°C on Wed night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the WSW on Wed morning, light winds from the SSW by Thu afternoon).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 16°C on Mon morning, min 9°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 16°C on Tue morning, min 9°C on Wed night). Winds increasing (light winds from the NW on Tue morning, fresh winds from the WNW by Thu night).

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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.