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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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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Frenchmans Reef (calm at Warners Bay 13 km from Frenchmans Reef). 1.7m 9 s period swell from SSW
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3 km/h
W
Clean
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Frenchmans Reef Surf Forecast / NSW – Newcastle / Australia

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 10 am Friday 18 Oct 2019 AEDT

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 19.0 °C (Statistics for 18 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 19.2 max: 20.4 min: 17.9 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.9
SSW
1.9
S
1.3
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0.9
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0.7
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2.2
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.2
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1.6
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1.6
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0.9
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1.5
NNE
1.1
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1.1
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1.3
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0.5
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1.4
NE
Period(s) (?)9109887810101010911111110106666105
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)57278529511666421227288302510464211344284231177128154836912444110
Wind
(km/h)
5
NNE
25
NE
15
NW
15
WNW
15
WSW
25
SSW
10
SSE
20
ESE
10
SE
10
ENE
20
E
5
NNE
10
ENE
20
ENE
10
NNE
10
ENE
30
NE
15
N
15
N
10
NE
15
NW
20
NW
25
NE
Wind State(?)cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
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on
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High Tide
/ height (m)
11:41AM
1.41

12:15AM
1.07
12:26PM
1.38

1:11AM
1.01
1:19PM
1.35

2:17AM
0.97

2:22PM
1.33
3:35AM
0.98

3:34PM
1.32
4:52AM
1.04

4:48PM
1.34

5:56AM
1.14




Low Tide
/ height (m)

6:19PM
0.27

5:58AM
0.40
7:15PM
0.30

6:49AM
0.47

8:18PM
0.33
7:53AM
0.52

9:25PM
0.33
9:07AM
0.54

10:33PM
0.31
10:23AM
0.52

11:34PM
0.27





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.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
1719172326201416161617161718171820202527252831
Low °C
1318151726121115151617141418141319171826202226
Chill °C (?)
1719162326201415161617151718161820202527252831
Sunrise
6:09--6:07--6:07--6:05--6:03--6:03--6:01--6:01-
Sunset
-7:07--7:08--7:08--7:09--7:10--7:12--7:13--7:13
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 26°C on Sat afternoon, min 11°C on Sun morning). Winds increasing (light winds from the NNE on Fri morning, fresh winds from the SSW by Sat night).Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Very warm air temperatures (max 31°C on Fri afternoon, min 13°C on Wed morning). Winds increasing (calm on Mon night, fresh winds from the NE by Wed afternoon).

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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 7 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.