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Fingal Bay Surf Forecast / NSW – Newcastle / Australia

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 10 am Monday 17 Jan 2022 AEDT
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Fingal Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Fingal Bay sea temperature is 25.0 °C (Statistics for 17 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 23.7 max: 26.0 min: 21.7 °C)
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Fingal Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Fingal Bay sea temperature is 25.0 °C (Statistics for 17 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 23.7 max: 26.0 min: 21.7 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Cross-off wind 4 km from Fingal Bay has become light (calm at NelsonBay(Nelson Head)). Waves should be turning clean at Fingal Bay.

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Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Fingal Bay this week:

The surf forecast for Fingal Bay over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Monday (Jan 17) at 5PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.7m and 13s period with a secondary swell of 0.3m and 5s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Fingal Bay in the next 12 days are 3.0m 8s and forecast to arrive on Thursday (Jan 20) at 8AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.4m 6s period and expected on Monday (Jan 17) at 8PM.

Wave TypeTime (AEDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 5PM (Mon 17th Jan)5.5ft (1.7m) 13s
Best Surf 2AM (Tue 18th Jan)5ft (1.6m) 12s
Most Powerful 8AM (Thu 20th Jan)10ft (3.0m) 8s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Fingal Bay 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
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thursday
27
Friday
28
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1.8
E
1.7
E
1.6
E
1.6
E
1.6
E
1.4
E
1.2
E
2.5
SSE
3
SSE
3
SE
3
SE
2.4
SE
2.2
SE
2
SE
1.8
ESE
1.9
ESE
2
ESE
1.6
ESE
1.4
ESE
1.3
ESE
1.1
E
1.1
E
0.9
E
0.8
E
0.4
E
0.4
S
0.7
E
0.4
E
0.5
E
0.5
E
0.7
E
2.4
S
4
S
4
S
4
S
3.5
SSE
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5
ENE
30
NE
10
NNE
10
SW
30
S
15
SSE
35
SSE
40
SSE
40
SSE
35
SE
35
SE
30
SE
30
SE
30
SE
30
ESE
25
SE
25
SE
15
SE
15
SSE
15
SE
15
NE
10
E
25
ENE
25
NE
20
ENE
30
ENE
20
NE
20
NE
40
NE
35
NNE
30
NE
40
NE
25
NNE
15
NNE
10
NE
35
S
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
ononcross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
on
8:44AM
1.75
9:26PM
1.17
9:22AM
1.78
10:06PM
1.20
9:59AM
1.78
10:46PM
1.23
10:36AM
1.77
11:24PM
1.26
11:14AM
1.73
12:03AM
1.29
11:53AM
1.67
12:44AM
1.32
12:36PM
1.59
1:30AM
1.37
1:25PM
1.49
2:22AM
1.42
2:22PM
1.38
3:22AM
1.48
3:32PM
1.28
4:29AM
1.57
4:55PM
1.22
5:37AM
1.68
6:17PM
1.22
3:34PM
0.31
2:45AM
0.49
4:11PM
0.26
3:27AM
0.49
4:48PM
0.24
4:08AM
0.51
5:24PM
0.24
4:50AM
0.52
5:59PM
0.26
5:34AM
0.55
6:36PM
0.30
6:23AM
0.58
7:15PM
0.35
7:20AM
0.61
7:59PM
0.40
8:27AM
0.63
8:48PM
0.45
9:45AM
0.61
9:45PM
0.48
11:08AM
0.55
10:48PM
0.49
12:25PM
0.44
11:53PM
0.47

Note: the tide data above is for Port Stephens, Australia which is 3 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Fingal Bay.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Fingal Bay blow from the N

Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thursday
27
Friday
28
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-8:01--8:00--8:00--8:00--8:00--8:00--7:59--7:59--7:58--7:58--7:57--7:57-

Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 23mm), heaviest during Tue night. Warm (max 25°C on Mon afternoon, min 21°C on Tue night). Winds increasing (light winds from the ENE on Mon morning, strong winds from the SSE by Wed afternoon).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 12mm), heaviest on Thu morning. Warm (max 22°C on Thu afternoon, min 21°C on Thu morning). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SE on Thu morning, light winds from the SE by Sat night).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Sun morning. Warm (max 24°C on Tue morning, min 20°C on Mon morning). Winds increasing (light winds from the N on Mon morning, fresh winds from the ENE by Tue afternoon).

Long Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 15mm), heaviest on Thu night. Warm (max 26°C on Thu afternoon, min 21°C on Wed morning). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the NE on Wed afternoon, light winds from the NNE by Fri afternoon).

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Information about the Fingal Bay Surf forecast

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

Fingal Bay is 12 km (7 miles) from the city of Port Stephens. If you plan a holiday in Newcastle, look for hotels and other accommodation in Port Stephens. Port Stephens has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.