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Hat Head Surf Forecast / NSW – Port Macquarie / Australia

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 3 am Friday 20 May 2022 AEST
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Hat Head surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Hat Head sea temperature is 23.3 °C (Statistics for 20 May 1981-2005 - mean: 22.0 max: 23.4 min: 21.0 °C)
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Hat Head surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Hat Head sea temperature is 23.3 °C (Statistics for 20 May 1981-2005 - mean: 22.0 max: 23.4 min: 21.0 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Hat Head (calm at Frederickton wx 18 km from Hat Head).

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18 km away, 1 h 33 min ago

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23.3
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Hat Head this week:

The surf forecast for Hat Head over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Friday (May 20) at 7AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.8m and 12s period with a secondary swell of 0.3m and 6s. Another secondary swell of 0.1m and 9s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Hat Head in the next 12 days are 2.3m 13s and forecast to arrive on Friday (May 20) at 7PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.0m 6s period and expected on Saturday (May 21) at 7PM.

Wave TypeTime (AEST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 7AM (Fri 20th May)6ft (1.8m) 12s
Best Surf 7PM (Fri 20th May)7.5ft (2.3m) 13s
Most Powerful 7PM (Fri 20th May)7.5ft (2.3m) 13s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Hat Head 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
Friday
20
Saturday
21
Sunday
22
Monday
23
Tuesday
24
Wednesday
25
Thursday
26
Friday
27
Saturday
28
Sunday
29
Monday
30
Tuesday
31
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
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T new south wales.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.192.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.216.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.240.cc23
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1.8
S
1.8
S
2.2
SSE
2.1
SSE
1.4
S
1.6
S
1.4
S
1.4
S
1.4
ENE
1.3
S
1.1
S
1.2
S
1.5
SSE
1.3
ENE
1.6
E
1.6
ENE
1.5
E
1.6
ENE
1.5
ENE
1.6
E
1.8
E
2
ENE
2.3
ENE
2.4
ENE
2.4
E
2.2
E
1.9
E
1.7
E
1.6
ESE
1.4
ESE
0.8
ESE
1.4
SE
1.4
SE
1.7
SSW
1.8
S
2.1
S
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15
SSW
15
S
10
SE
10
SSE
15
SE
10
SE
10
S
15
SE
10
S
10
S
10
SE
5
SSW
5
S
10
S
5
SW
10
SW
10
SE
5
SW
5
SW
5
SE
0
NNW
5
SW
20
SW
10
SSW
30
SW
35
SSW
30
SW
25
SW
25
SW
10
SW
10
W
5
NW
10
W
10
WNW
10
NNW
10
NW
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
offglasscross-
off
glassoffcross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
glassoffcross-
off
offoffoffcross-
off
offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
11:29AM
0.99
11:45PM
1.65
12:38PM
0.95
12:49AM
1.55
1:52PM
0.95
1:55AM
1.46
3:04PM
1.01
3:01AM
1.38
4:07PM
1.11
4:01AM
1.31
4:59PM
1.22
4:54AM
1.25
5:43PM
1.33
5:42AM
1.19
6:22PM
1.42
6:25AM
1.14
6:58PM
1.50
7:06AM
1.10
7:32PM
1.54
7:46AM
1.07
8:07PM
1.57
8:24AM
1.03
8:43PM
1.57
4:58PM
0.24
6:46AM
0.13
6:01PM
0.32
7:52AM
0.16
7:15PM
0.39
8:55AM
0.18
8:35PM
0.42
9:49AM
0.17
9:50PM
0.41
10:36AM
0.17
10:56PM
0.37
11:15AM
0.16
11:52PM
0.32
11:51AM
0.15
12:40AM
0.28
12:24PM
0.16
1:24AM
0.24
12:57PM
0.17
2:05AM
0.21
1:30PM
0.18
2:44AM
0.20
2:04PM
0.21
3:24AM
0.21

Note: the tide data above is calculated at the surf break location.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Hat Head blow from the SSW

Friday
20
Saturday
21
Sunday
22
Monday
23
Tuesday
24
Wednesday
25
Thursday
26
Friday
27
Saturday
28
Sunday
29
Monday
30
Tuesday
31
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6:30--6:30--6:31--6:31--6:31--6:33--6:33--6:33--6:35--6:35--6:35--6:35--
-4:58--4:57--4:57--4:55--4:55--4:54--4:54--4:53--4:53--4:53--4:53--4:52-

Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 51mm), heaviest during Sat night. Very mild (max 18°C on Sat morning, min 16°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 50mm), heaviest during Mon afternoon. Very mild (max 18°C on Wed morning, min 14°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 141mm), heaviest during Fri morning. Very mild (max 16°C on Thu morning, min 14°C on Fri morning). Winds increasing (calm on Thu night, fresh winds from the SSW by Sat afternoon).

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 21°C on Wed morning, min 12°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Hat Head Surf forecast

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

Are you planning a holiday in Port Macquarie? If you are looking for accommodation near Hat Head, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Port Macquarie, consider staying in North Shore which is 42 km (26 miles) away. Other places in and around Port Macquarie where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Port Macquarie which is 45 km (28 miles) away and Coffs Harbour, 83 km (52 miles) away.