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Hat Head ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 2.7

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Hat Head Surf Guide

Hat Head in Port Macquarie is an exposed point break that has unreliable waves. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the south southwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the optimum swell angle is from the southeast. Often Crowded. Watch out for rocks and sharks.

Hat Head Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:

Surfing Hat Head:

The best conditions reported for surf at Hat Head occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

New-South-Wales wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Hat Head sea temperature, Hat Head photographs, Hat Head detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Hat Head webcams, current wind from NSW - Port Macquarie live weather stations and Hat Head tide predictions. The Australia swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Australia and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Australia wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Hat Head

Hat Head Surf:

Saturday, 11 July 2020, 17:32 Local time
Saturday 11
Wave (m) 1.3
Period (s) 5 6 7 7
Wind (km/h) 10
N 10
NNE 10
NW 15
Wind State cross-
on cross-

Tide Times:

At Hat Head (0 km).

IS AT (local time)

Hat Head Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Kempsey Airport Aws, 29 km from Hat Head.

light winds from the ENE

no report
Air temperature
18.4 °C

Current weather near Hat Head

Overall Hat Head Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July


Surf stats for Hat Head: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Hat Head: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Hat Head photo

Hat Head

Photo credit: Simon Ward

Hat Head Location Maps

Hat Head Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to NSW - Port Macquarie surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Hat Head

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Hat Head:

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Wave buoys nearest to Hat Head:

Tide stations nearest to Hat Head:

  • Closest tide station
    South West Rocks
    11 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    North Shore
    26 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Port Macquarie
    28 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Nambucca Heads
    28 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    29 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to Hat Head is Coffs Harbour (Coff's Harbour) Airport (CFS) in Australia, which is 81 km (50 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Hat Head is Tamworth Airport (TMW), also in Australia, 211 km (131 miles) away.
Hat Head break location map and break info