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Cape Paterson ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.8
Consistency of Surf: 3.8
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.7
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.7

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Cape Paterson Surf Forecast / VIC – East Coast / Australia

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 3 am Wednesday 19 May 2021 AEST
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Cape Paterson surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Cape Paterson sea temperature is 15.5 °C (Statistics for 19 May 1981-2005 - mean: 15.3 max: 16.4 min: 13.8 °C)
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Cape Paterson surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Cape Paterson sea temperature is 15.5 °C (Statistics for 19 May 1981-2005 - mean: 15.3 max: 16.4 min: 13.8 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Cape Paterson (calm at PoundCreek 19 km from Cape Paterson).

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19 km away, 1 h 28 min ago

Calm
4 km/h
N
8.1
15.5
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Cape Paterson this week:

The surf forecast for Cape Paterson over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Wednesday (May 19) at 7PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.2m and 13s period with a secondary swell of 0.9m and 13s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Cape Paterson in the next 12 days are 2.2m 16s and forecast to arrive on Friday (May 21) at 1AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.3m 5s period and expected on Thursday (May 20) at 7AM.

Wave TypeTime (AEST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 7PM (Wed 19th May)4ft (1.2m) 13s
Best Surf 1AM (Fri 21st May)7ft (2.2m) 16s
Most Powerful 1AM (Fri 21st May)7ft (2.2m) 16s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Cape Paterson 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
Sunday
30
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
001105434323333333110012023313323333
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T tasmania.htsgw.metric.42.cc23
T tasmania.htsgw.metric.66.cc23
T tasmania.htsgw.metric.90.cc23
T tasmania.htsgw.metric.114.cc23
T tasmania.htsgw.metric.138.cc23
T tasmania.htsgw.metric.162.cc23
T tasmania.htsgw.metric.186.cc23
T tasmania.htsgw.metric.210.cc23
T tasmania.htsgw.metric.234.cc23
T tasmania.htsgw.metric.258.cc23
T tasmania.htsgw.metric.282.cc23
0.8
SW
0.8
SW
1.3
WSW
1.5
WSW
1.1
SW
2.2
SW
2.1
SW
1.9
SW
1.6
SW
1.4
SW
1.4
SW
1.3
WSW
1.4
SW
1.6
SW
1.5
WSW
1.3
WSW
1.1
WSW
0.9
SW
1.1
SW
1.3
SW
1.4
SW
1.3
WSW
2.2
WSW
2.5
WSW
2.4
WSW
2.3
SW
1.5
WSW
1.4
SW
1.5
SW
1.1
SW
1.2
SW
1.1
SW
1
SW
1.1
SW
1.3
WSW
1.2
WSW
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22820756358170224341801150010347437435997118808705694347429301019988822838258416791403615447534560614472404727975700
30
NW
25
NNW
35
NNW
35
NNW
20
WSW
5
S
10
NE
5
SSE
15
N
20
NNW
10
NW
10
NE
15
NE
10
ESE
10
NE
10
NE
10
NE
15
NE
35
N
45
NNW
40
WNW
30
WNW
20
WNW
25
WNW
25
SW
15
SSW
5
ESE
15
E
25
ESE
20
E
20
E
20
ESE
10
ENE
10
NNW
10
W
20
NNW
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
offcrosscross-
off
cross-
off
crossoffoffcross-
off
offoffoffoffcross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrosscross-
on
crossononcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
5:00PM
0.76
4:46AM
0.65
5:38PM
0.75
5:31AM
0.64
6:20PM
0.73
6:27AM
0.64
7:06PM
0.72
7:33AM
0.65
7:58PM
0.70
8:48AM
0.67
8:56PM
0.69
10:04AM
0.72
9:56PM
0.70
11:13AM
0.77
10:58PM
0.71
12:16PM
0.82
11:57PM
0.73
1:12PM
0.86
12:53AM
0.75
2:05PM
0.88
1:48AM
0.77
2:54PM
0.88
2:41AM
0.77
10:23AM
0.12
11:08PM
0.27
11:01AM
0.14
11:48PM
0.27
11:45AM
0.16
12:34AM
0.25
12:37PM
0.20
1:27AM
0.23
1:39PM
0.23
2:26AM
0.19
2:51PM
0.26
3:28AM
0.14
4:05PM
0.28
4:30AM
0.08
5:15PM
0.27
5:30AM
0.02
6:18PM
0.26
6:27AM
-0.02
7:15PM
0.23
7:21AM
-0.05
8:08PM
0.21
8:14AM
-0.05
8:58PM
0.20

Note: the tide data above is calculated at the surf break location.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Cape Paterson blow from the NE

Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thursday
27
Friday
28
Saturday
29
Sunday
30
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
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7:15--7:16--7:16--7:18--7:18--7:18--7:20--7:20--7:22--7:22--7:22--7:24--
-5:12--5:10--5:09--5:08--5:08--5:07--5:07--5:07--5:06--5:06--5:05--5:05-

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 16°C on Wed afternoon, min 10°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the NNW on Wed night, calm by Fri morning).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 20°C on Mon afternoon, min 13°C on Sat morning). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Tue afternoon. Very mild (max 19°C on Tue morning, min 11°C on Wed night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the NNW on Tue afternoon, light winds from the ESE by Thu night).

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 14°C on Fri afternoon, min 9°C on Sat night). Winds increasing (calm on Sun afternoon, strong winds from the NNW by Mon morning).

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Information about the Cape Paterson Surf forecast

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

Cape Paterson is 70 km (43 miles) from Cranbourne. If you plan a holiday in East Coast of Victoria, look for hotels and other accommodation in Cranbourne. Cranbourne has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.