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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

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
23.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

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:

What's the best time of year to surf Hat Head (for consistent clean waves)?

mayBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Hat Head with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 57% of the time in May while 30% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 13% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
57%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
30%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
13%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Hat Head Location Map

Interactive Hat Head surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. 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.

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Hat Head Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 15 April 2021, 01:09 Local Time
Thursday 15
1AM4AM7AM10AM
Wave (m) 1.2
SSE
1.1
SSE
1.1
SSE
1.0
SSE
Period (s) 11 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 10
WNW 10
WNW 5
WNW 5
W
Wind State cross cross cross cross-
off

Swell History at Hat Head

Surf stats for Hat Head, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Hat Head

Wind stats for Hat Head, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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