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Flat Rock ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.3

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Flat Rock Surf Forecast / NSW – Newcastle / Australia

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 9 am Monday 10 May 2021 AEST
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Flat Rock surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Flat Rock sea temperature is 21.3 °C (Statistics for 10 May 1981-2005 - mean: 21.5 max: 23.1 min: 20.1 °C)
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Flat Rock surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Flat Rock sea temperature is 21.3 °C (Statistics for 10 May 1981-2005 - mean: 21.5 max: 23.1 min: 20.1 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still offshore at Flat Rock (moderate winds from the WNW at Newcastle 3 km from Flat Rock).

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Moderate
28 km/h
WNW
Offshore
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Flat Rock this week:

The surf forecast for Flat Rock over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Monday (May 10) at 4PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.8m and 10s period with a secondary swell of 0.4m and 8s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Flat Rock in the next 12 days are 1.7m 9s and forecast to arrive on Thursday (May 13) at 7PM. Winds are predicted to be offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.9m 10s period and expected on Saturday (May 15) at 10PM.

Wave TypeTime (AEST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 4PM (Mon 10th May)2.5ft (0.8m) 10s
Best Surf 7PM (Thu 13th May)5.5ft (1.7m) 9s
Most Powerful 7PM (Thu 13th May)5.5ft (1.7m) 9s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Flat Rock 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.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
E
0.8
E
0.8
E
0.8
E
0.8
E
0.8
E
0.8
E
0.8
E
1.2
ENE
0.9
E
1.3
E
1.6
ESE
1.4
ESE
1.2
E
0.9
E
0.6
E
0.6
E
0.5
E
0.4
ENE
0.3
ENE
0.3
ENE
0.3
ENE
0.4
ENE
0.3
E
0.3
E
0.3
E
0.2
E
0.3
E
0.2
E
0.3
E
0.3
E
0.5
E
0.5
E
0.5
ENE
0.5
ENE
0.5
ENE
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1941181091081101131151259414524737432726213462624427171718281414146161222241427373747
15
WNW
15
NW
15
NW
10
W
5
NNW
10
SW
5
ESE
15
ENE
5
NW
10
W
20
NW
20
WNW
20
W
20
S
15
W
15
W
15
SSE
15
NW
10
WNW
5
ESE
15
NW
5
W
15
SSW
15
SSE
10
SSE
10
SE
5
SE
5
SSE
10
SE
5
ENE
10
SSW
10
ESE
10
E
15
SE
20
SSE
25
SE
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
glasscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffcrossoffoffcrossoffoffglasscross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crossoncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
on
7:39PM
1.66
7:52AM
1.39
8:13PM
1.71
8:31AM
1.36
8:47PM
1.73
9:12AM
1.32
9:23PM
1.73
9:55AM
1.28
10:00PM
1.71
10:40AM
1.23
10:39PM
1.68
11:30AM
1.19
11:21PM
1.64
12:24PM
1.16
12:08AM
1.60
1:22PM
1.16
1:02AM
1.56
2:23PM
1.20
2:02AM
1.53
3:20PM
1.27
3:05AM
1.51
4:13PM
1.38
1:13PM
0.39
2:00AM
0.42
1:45PM
0.40
2:39AM
0.39
2:18PM
0.42
3:20AM
0.39
2:53PM
0.47
4:02AM
0.40
3:28PM
0.53
4:46AM
0.42
4:05PM
0.61
5:32AM
0.44
4:46PM
0.68
6:21AM
0.47
5:35PM
0.74
7:13AM
0.48
6:35PM
0.78
8:06AM
0.48
7:44PM
0.78
8:59AM
0.45
8:54PM
0.73
9:49AM
0.41
10:02PM
0.64

Note: the tide data above is for Newcastle, Australia which is 1 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Flat Rock.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Flat Rock 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
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clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
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6:31--6:31--6:33--6:33--6:33--6:35--6:35--6:37--6:37--6:37--6:39--6:39--
-5:06--5:05--5:04--5:02--5:02--5:01--5:00--5:00--5:00--4:59--4:59--4:58-

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Tue afternoon. 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 20°C on Thu morning, min 9°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 4mm), mostly falling on Mon night. Very mild (max 18°C on Tue morning, min 10°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 14mm), heaviest on Fri night. Very mild (max 19°C on Thu afternoon, min 16°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Flat Rock Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Flat Rock provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Flat Rock can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Flat Rock 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 (Flat Rock) 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 Flat Rock 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 Flat Rock, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Newcastle, consider staying in Newcastle which is 2 km (1 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 30 km (19 miles) away, Port Stephens, Cessnock and Central Coast.