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Crackneck Surf Forecast / NSW – Newcastle / Australia

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 4 pm Monday 28 Nov 2022 AEDT
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Crackneck surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Crackneck sea temperature is 20.0 °C (Statistics for 28 Nov 1981-2005 - mean: 20.8 max: 22.4 min: 19.3 °C)
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Crackneck surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Crackneck sea temperature is 20.0 °C (Statistics for 28 Nov 1981-2005 - mean: 20.8 max: 22.4 min: 19.3 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Crackneck (calm at Gosford Automatic Weather Station 14 km from Crackneck).

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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Crackneck this week:

The surf forecast for Crackneck over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Saturday (Dec 03) at 2AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.8m and 7s period. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Crackneck in the next 12 days are 1.5m 9s and forecast to arrive on Sunday (Dec 04) at 2PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 2.2m 9s period and expected on Wednesday (Nov 30) at 2AM.

Wave TypeTime (AEDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 2AM (Sat 3rd Dec)2.5ft (0.8m) 7s
Best Surf 2AM (Sun 4th Dec)4.5ft (1.4m) 9s
Most Powerful 2PM (Sun 4th Dec)5ft (1.5m) 9s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Crackneck over the next 12 days.

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Mon
28
Tuesday
29
Wednesday
30
Thursday
01
Friday
02
Saturday
03
Sunday
04
Monday
05
Tuesday
06
Wednesday
07
Thursday
08
Friday
09
Sat
10
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
Rating
(10 max)
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Swell
Height Map
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T new south wales.htsgw.metric.99.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.123.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.147.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.171.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.195.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.219.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.243.cc23
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.5
NE
0.5
NE
0.9
SSW
0.3
NE
0.3
NE
0.1
NE
0.1
NE
0.7
ENE
0.4
ENE
0.4
ENE
0.5
E
0.3
SE
0.5
ENE
0.8
ENE
1
ENE
1.3
ENE
1.4
NE
1.3
ENE
1.7
NE
1.7
NE
1.4
ENE
1.9
ENE
1.7
ENE
0.8
ENE
1.4
ENE
1.8
NE
1.6
ENE
1.4
ENE
1.3
ENE
1.1
ENE
1
ENE
0.9
ENE
0.9
ENE
0.9
ENE
0.9
E
0.8
E
Period(s) (?)76488764444677109996676688899999109999
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)22192910922147676265919226134525518224518027722277251358395313261180177154144141130101
Wind
(km/h)
15
ESE
5
NW
20
S
30
SE
10
SE
15
E
20
E
10
NNE
15
ESE
15
ESE
15
SE
15
SE
15
SSE
5
SW
10
ESE
20
ENE
5
N
15
ENE
30
NE
15
NNE
15
ENE
25
ENE
20
NE
25
NE
30
NE
10
NNE
20
NE
25
SSW
30
S
25
S
25
SSE
20
S
25
SE
25
SSE
15
SE
10
E
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
onoffcrosscross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
crossononcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
oncross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
onon
High Tide
/ height (m)
1:27AM
1.05
1:13PM
1.57
2:37AM
1.07
2:18PM
1.46
3:46AM
1.13
3:26PM
1.37
4:48AM
1.23
4:33PM
1.28
5:40AM
1.33
5:35PM
1.22
6:24AM
1.43
6:31PM
1.16
7:04AM
1.52
7:22PM
1.13
7:41AM
1.57
8:08PM
1.10
8:17AM
1.61
8:51PM
1.08
8:53AM
1.62
9:31PM
1.06
9:29AM
1.62
10:12PM
1.04
10:06AM
1.59
Low Tide
/ height (m)
7:16PM
0.08
6:41AM
0.47
8:18PM
0.12
7:55AM
0.53
9:19PM
0.16
9:17AM
0.54
10:15PM
0.18
10:36AM
0.51
11:05PM
0.21
11:46AM
0.44
11:50PM
0.23
12:45PM
0.36
12:30AM
0.25
1:36PM
0.29
1:07AM
0.28
2:20PM
0.23
1:44AM
0.31
3:01PM
0.19
2:20AM
0.33
3:40PM
0.17
2:56AM
0.36
4:19PM
0.17
3:32AM
0.39

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

Mon
28
Tuesday
29
Wednesday
30
Thursday
01
Friday
02
Saturday
03
Sunday
04
Monday
05
Tuesday
06
Wednesday
07
Thursday
08
Friday
09
Sat
10
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Rain (mm)
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Temp. °C191921191717171718191818181817191918201918202020212026282218181817171717
Low °C191618181617171718191718181516181617191618201818211921231718181617171617
Feels °C (?)171917131216131217161515151716161716171517181717181624272313131412121215
Sunrise--5:37--5:37--5:37--5:37--5:37--5:37--5:37--5:37--5:37--5:37--5:37--5:37
Sunset7:45--7:45--7:46--7:47--7:49--7:50--7:51--7:52--7:52--7:52--7:53--7:54--

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 21°C on Tue morning, min 16°C on Mon night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SSE on Tue afternoon, calm by Wed night).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 19°C on Thu afternoon, min 15°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 26°C on Wed morning, min 16°C on Sun night). Winds increasing (light winds from the N on Sun night, fresh winds from the NE by Tue night).

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 7mm), mostly falling on Fri morning. Warm (max 28°C on Wed afternoon, min 16°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the S on Wed night, light winds from the ESE by Sat morning).

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Information about the Crackneck Surf forecast

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

Are you planning a holiday in Newcastle? If you are looking for accommodation near Crackneck, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Newcastle, consider staying in Central Coast which is 18 km (11 miles) away. Other places in and around Newcastle where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Catherine Hill Bay which is 27 km (17 miles) away, Dee Why, Hornsby and Mosman.