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Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.7

Overall: 3.9

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Crackneck Surf Forecast / NSW – Newcastle / Australia

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 9 am Monday 10 May 2021 AEST
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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 20.7 °C (Statistics for 10 May 1981-2005 - mean: 21.3 max: 22.9 min: 19.8 °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 20.7 °C (Statistics for 10 May 1981-2005 - mean: 21.3 max: 22.9 min: 19.8 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Crackneck (light winds from the W at GosfordAws 14 km from Crackneck).

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Light
9 km/h
W
Clean
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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 Monday (May 10) at 1PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.1m and 10s period with a secondary swell of 0.4m and 8s. The wind is predicted to be offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Crackneck in the next 12 days are 1.8m 9s and forecast to arrive on Thursday (May 13) at 4PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 2.5m 10s period and expected on Saturday (May 15) at 10PM.

Wave TypeTime (AEST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 1PM (Mon 10th May)3.5ft (1.1m) 10s
Best Surf 4PM (Thu 13th May)6ft (1.8m) 9s
Most Powerful 4PM (Thu 13th May)6ft (1.8m) 9s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Crackneck 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
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
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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
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.258.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.282.cc23
1.1
E
1
E
1
E
1
E
1
ENE
1
ENE
1
ENE
1.2
ENE
1.9
NE
1.3
ENE
1.8
E
1.3
ENE
1.3
ESE
1.4
E
1
E
0.8
ENE
0.7
ENE
0.6
E
0.4
ESE
0.6
E
0.6
E
0.6
E
0.5
E
0.5
E
0.4
ENE
0.4
ENE
0.9
ESE
0.8
E
0.6
E
1.1
E
1.4
E
1.6
ENE
1.6
ENE
1.5
ENE
1.5
ENE
1.6
ENE
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2401961751761891931973023622955062713083341621089073315863593938252539373972221316344377393461
15
WNW
10
NE
15
NW
0
N
10
N
10
WSW
5
ESE
10
ESE
10
WNW
10
W
5
N
20
W
20
WSW
15
SSW
15
W
20
WSW
10
SSE
15
WNW
10
WSW
5
E
10
W
10
SW
15
SSW
10
S
10
S
10
SSE
5
WSW
10
SSW
10
SE
5
WSW
10
SSW
5
SE
10
ESE
15
SE
20
SSE
20
SSE
offcrossoffglasscross-
off
cross-
off
ononoffcross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
offcross-
off
cross-
on
offcross-
off
crosscrosscrosscross-
on
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
off
crossononcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
7:33PM
1.49
7:51AM
1.19
8:04PM
1.53
8:29AM
1.16
8:36PM
1.55
9:07AM
1.12
9:10PM
1.54
9:46AM
1.07
9:45PM
1.51
10:27AM
1.02
10:23PM
1.47
11:12AM
0.98
11:05PM
1.43
12:06PM
0.96
11:53PM
1.39
1:08PM
0.97
12:49AM
1.35
2:15PM
1.01
1:50AM
1.34
3:18PM
1.10
2:55AM
1.34
4:14PM
1.22
3:59AM
1.35
1:09PM
0.26
1:58AM
0.25
1:39PM
0.28
2:35AM
0.22
2:10PM
0.32
3:13AM
0.21
2:42PM
0.35
3:52AM
0.22
3:15PM
0.40
4:33AM
0.25
3:50PM
0.45
5:17AM
0.29
4:30PM
0.50
6:05AM
0.31
5:17PM
0.54
6:58AM
0.32
6:17PM
0.58
7:55AM
0.29
7:30PM
0.60
8:51AM
0.25
8:47PM
0.57
9:44AM
0.19
9:59PM
0.49

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

Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
rain showers
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6:33--6:33--6:35--6:35--6:35--6:37--6:37--6:39--6:39--6:39--6:41--6:41--
-5:06--5:05--5:04--5:04--5:02--5:01--5:01--5:00--5:00--5:00--4:59--4:59-

Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 14mm), heaviest on Wed night. Warm (max 22°C on Mon morning, min 14°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 22°C on Thu afternoon, min 9°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 18°C on Tue morning, min 10°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Fri night. Very mild (max 18°C on Thu afternoon, min 14°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

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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.