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Frenchmans Reef Surf Forecast / NSW – Newcastle / Australia

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 10 pm Thursday 06 Oct 2022 AEDT
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Frenchmans Reef surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Frenchmans Reef sea temperature is 18.5 °C (Statistics for 06 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 18.8 max: 19.9 min: 17.5 °C)
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Frenchmans Reef surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Frenchmans Reef sea temperature is 18.5 °C (Statistics for 06 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 18.8 max: 19.9 min: 17.5 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Frenchmans Reef (calm at Warners Bay 13 km from Frenchmans Reef).

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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Frenchmans Reef this week:

The surf forecast for Frenchmans Reef over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Friday (Oct 07) at 2AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.5m and 7s period with a secondary swell of 0.8m and 10s. The wind is predicted to be cross-shore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Frenchmans Reef in the next 12 days are 3.5m 10s and forecast to arrive on Sunday (Oct 09) at 8AM. Winds are predicted to be offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.7m 4s period and expected on Friday (Oct 14) at 5AM.

Wave TypeTime (AEDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 2AM (Fri 7th Oct)5ft (1.5m) 7s
Best Surf 5AM (Sun 9th Oct)10ft (3.0m) 9s
Most Powerful 8AM (Sun 9th Oct)11ft (3.5m) 10s

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

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Friday
07
Saturday
08
Sunday
09
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tue
18
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
Rating
(10 max)
222312011114423222233202323111111111111110111111
Swell
Height Map
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T new south wales.htsgw.metric.93.cc23
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T new south wales.htsgw.metric.165.cc23
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T new south wales.htsgw.metric.213.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.237.cc23
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.5
E
1
S
1
SSE
1.8
NE
1.2
ENE
1.2
ENE
1.7
ENE
3.5
S
2.5
S
1.9
SSE
1.7
SSE
1.7
SSE
1.3
SSE
1.5
E
1.6
ENE
1.8
ENE
1.7
ENE
1.7
ENE
1.7
ENE
1.6
E
1.6
E
1.4
ENE
1.3
E
1.2
E
1.1
E
4
S
3.5
S
3.5
S
3
S
2.5
S
2.5
S
3
SSE
2.5
SSE
2.5
SSE
2.3
SSE
2.4
SE
Period(s) (?)71111788810101010101010101010111111121212121210101110109910101010
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)2432512633221611613742267125769661056132245954462863469872466368754145639032730622178287517731225111313481243120510671159
Wind
(km/h)
10
N
10
NNE
10
N
10
NNW
15
N
10
SE
20
NNE
30
WNW
20
WSW
15
WNW
10
SSE
15
ESE
10
E
15
E
15
E
20
ENE
20
ENE
15
E
10
NE
20
NE
30
NE
20
N
15
WNW
20
NW
25
WNW
20
WSW
10
E
10
W
0
S
20
ENE
10
WSW
25
SSW
20
SSE
10
SE
10
SSW
20
SE
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
crosscross-
on
crosscross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
ononononononcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
onoffglasscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
on
High Tide
/ height (m)
7:21AM
1.17
7:25PM
1.44
8:03AM
1.28
8:13PM
1.45
8:43AM
1.38
8:58PM
1.43
9:21AM
1.44
9:41PM
1.37
10:00AM
1.48
10:23PM
1.29
10:39AM
1.47
11:04PM
1.18
11:18AM
1.43
11:46PM
1.07
11:58AM
1.37
12:31AM
0.96
12:40PM
1.30
1:22AM
0.87
1:25PM
1.22
2:24AM
0.82
2:16PM
1.17
3:44AM
0.81
3:15PM
1.13
Low Tide
/ height (m)
1:08AM
0.19
1:03PM
0.32
1:51AM
0.15
1:57PM
0.24
2:31AM
0.14
2:47PM
0.18
3:09AM
0.14
3:34PM
0.14
3:45AM
0.17
4:20PM
0.15
4:21AM
0.21
5:07PM
0.18
4:57AM
0.28
5:54PM
0.24
5:32AM
0.35
6:43PM
0.30
6:10AM
0.43
7:36PM
0.36
6:51AM
0.51
8:34PM
0.40
7:41AM
0.58
9:34PM
0.42
8:43AM
0.62

Note: the tide data above is for Swansea, Australia which is 2 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Frenchmans Reef.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Frenchmans Reef blow from the W

Friday
07
Saturday
08
Sunday
09
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tue
18
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Rain (mm)
--3411425133-----------16----------11463
Temp. °C161919171920181311121315151617161717161719172023191819171618171716161415
Low °C141417151717171211111114151616161617161617161622131319131318141516141415
Feels °C (?)1418191718211896101111111314131314131415131718141315151516141312131312
Sunrise-6:22--6:22--6:20--6:18--6:18--6:16--6:15--6:13--6:13--6:11--6:09--6:09-
Sunset--6:59--7:00--7:00--7:00--7:01--7:02--7:04--7:04--7:05--7:06--7:07--7:07

Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 63mm), heaviest during Sat afternoon. Warm (max 20°C on Sat afternoon, min 11°C on Sun afternoon). Winds increasing (calm on Sat afternoon, fresh winds from the WNW by Sun morning).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 17°C on Tue afternoon, min 11°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 7mm), mostly falling on Thu night. Warm (max 23°C on Fri afternoon, min 13°C on Fri night). Mainly fresh winds.

Long Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 24mm), heaviest during Mon night. Very mild (max 18°C on Sun afternoon, min 13°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Frenchmans Reef Surf forecast

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

Frenchmans Reef is 8 km (5 miles) from the city of Catherine Hill Bay. If you plan a holiday in Newcastle, look for hotels and other accommodation in Catherine Hill Bay. Catherine Hill Bay has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.