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Frenchmans Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.7

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Frenchmans Reef Surf Forecast / NSW – Newcastle / Australia

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 9 am Monday 10 May 2021 AEST
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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 21.0 °C (Statistics for 10 May 1981-2005 - mean: 21.4 max: 23.0 min: 20.0 °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 21.0 °C (Statistics for 10 May 1981-2005 - mean: 21.4 max: 23.0 min: 20.0 °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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Actual: 43 min ago

Calm
2 km/h
WNW
Clean
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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 Monday (May 10) at 1PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.0m 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 Frenchmans Reef in the next 12 days are 3.0m 10s and forecast to arrive on Sunday (May 16) at 1AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.6m 3s period and expected on Friday (May 14) at 4AM.

Wave TypeTime (AEST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 1PM (Mon 10th May)3.5ft (1.0m) 10s
Best Surf10PM (Sat 15th May)7.5ft (2.3m) 9s
Most Powerful 1AM (Sun 16th May)10ft (3.0m) 10s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Frenchmans Reef 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
E
1
E
0.9
E
0.9
ENE
1
E
0.9
ENE
1.1
S
1.2
S
1.8
ENE
1.1
ENE
1.7
ESE
1.1
ENE
1.4
E
1.3
E
1.9
S
1.2
S
1.6
SSW
3
S
1.7
S
1.4
S
1
S
0.9
S
1
S
1.4
S
1.6
S
1.3
SSE
1.1
S
1
S
0.9
S
0.9
S
1.4
E
1.6
E
1.6
ENE
1.4
ENE
1.4
ENE
1.4
ENE
10109991099710999998710988810989101010128889910
2001901421441801502072313152404532203392876011952521599440266114105177332331264242194151221217308318300336365
15
WNW
15
NW
15
NW
5
W
5
N
10
SW
5
SE
15
ENE
10
WNW
10
W
15
NNW
25
WNW
20
W
20
S
15
W
15
W
10
SSE
15
NW
5
W
5
E
10
NW
5
WSW
15
SSW
15
SSE
15
SSE
10
SE
5
SSE
10
SSE
10
SE
5
E
10
SSW
5
ESE
10
E
15
SE
20
SSE
25
SE
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glasscrosscross-
off
cross-
on
oncross-
off
offcross-
off
offoffcross-
off
offoffcrosscross-
off
offoncross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrosscross-
on
glasscrosscross-
on
glasscross-
off
cross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
7:44PM
1.44
7:59AM
1.18
8:16PM
1.47
8:36AM
1.14
8:49PM
1.48
9:13AM
1.09
9:22PM
1.47
9:51AM
1.05
9:56PM
1.45
10:33AM
1.00
10:32PM
1.42
11:19AM
0.96
11:13PM
1.38
12:12PM
0.94
12:00AM
1.35
1:11PM
0.95
12:54AM
1.32
2:14PM
0.99
1:56AM
1.30
3:17PM
1.07
3:03AM
1.29
4:14PM
1.17
1:17PM
0.28
2:05AM
0.29
1:48PM
0.29
2:44AM
0.27
2:19PM
0.31
3:22AM
0.27
2:51PM
0.34
4:02AM
0.27
3:24PM
0.39
4:43AM
0.28
3:59PM
0.44
5:27AM
0.29
4:39PM
0.50
6:15AM
0.31
5:29PM
0.55
7:07AM
0.32
6:31PM
0.59
8:01AM
0.32
7:40PM
0.60
8:55AM
0.32
8:52PM
0.57
9:47AM
0.31
10:00PM
0.51

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

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
rain showers
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
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6:31--6:33--6:33--6:35--6:35--6:35--6:37--6:37--6:37--6:39--6:39--6:39--
-5:06--5:05--5:04--5:04--5:02--5:01--5:00--5:00--5:00--5:00--4:59--4:58-

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 9mm), mostly falling on Wed morning. 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 21°C on Thu afternoon, min 9°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 2mm), 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 10mm), heaviest on Fri night. Very mild (max 18°C on Wed night, min 16°C on Wed 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.