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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 Forecast / NSW – Port Macquarie / Australia

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 3 pm Thursday 29 Jul 2021 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 20.0 °C (Statistics for 29 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 19.5 max: 20.8 min: 18.6 °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 20.0 °C (Statistics for 29 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 19.5 max: 20.8 min: 18.6 °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, 55 min ago

Calm
3 km/h
W
9.0
20.0
Air / Water (°C)
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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 Thursday (Jul 29) at 10PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.6m and 8s period with a secondary swell of 0.2m and 10s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Hat Head in the next 12 days are 1.5m 12s and forecast to arrive on Thursday (Aug 05) at 7PM. Winds are predicted to be glassy at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.8m 6s period and expected on Sunday (Aug 01) at 4PM.

Wave TypeTime (AEST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)10PM (Thu 29th Jul)5ft (1.6m) 8s
Best Surf 7AM (Thu 5th Aug)6ft (1.9m) 9s
Most Powerful 7PM (Thu 5th Aug)5ft (1.5m) 12s

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
Thu
29
Friday
30
Saturday
31
Sunday
01
Monday
02
Tuesday
03
Wednesday
04
Thursday
05
Friday
06
Saturday
07
Sunday
08
Monday
09
Tue
10
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
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T new south wales.htsgw.metric.30.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.54.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.78.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.102.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.126.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.150.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.198.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.222.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.246.cc23
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1.3
S
1.6
S
1.3
S
1.1
S
0.8
S
0.6
S
1.2
NNE
0.3
E
0.3
ESE
0.3
ESE
0.3
ESE
1.2
S
0.8
S
0.8
S
0.6
E
0.7
E
0.7
E
1
S
0.7
S
1.5
SSW
1.6
S
1.3
S
2
SSW
2.5
S
3
S
3.5
S
3.5
S
3
S
2
S
1.6
S
1.5
SSE
0.9
SSE
0.9
SSE
0.9
SE
0.7
SE
0.5
SE
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15727927427488417423242524128466393127116121125351407305757188239514715312922938845093911541571318336
20
SSW
10
WSW
5
WNW
15
NE
15
NNW
10
NNW
15
NNE
10
NNW
15
NNW
10
NNW
20
S
10
S
10
ESE
15
N
15
WNW
20
W
15
W
15
WSW
15
S
10
WSW
5
W
10
ESE
10
W
5
SW
10
SSE
10
WSW
5
WSW
10
E
10
NW
10
NNW
15
NNE
10
W
10
SSW
20
SSE
10
WSW
5
WNW
offcross-
off
crossoncross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
offcross-
off
crosscross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
glass
11:57PM
1.30
12:46PM
1.15
12:40AM
1.16
1:40PM
1.16
1:30AM
1.03
2:39PM
1.18
2:30AM
0.94
3:38PM
1.22
3:39AM
0.89
4:35PM
1.28
4:45AM
0.89
5:25PM
1.36
5:42AM
0.92
6:11PM
1.44
6:30AM
0.97
6:52PM
1.52
7:12AM
1.02
7:31PM
1.59
7:52AM
1.08
8:09PM
1.64
8:31AM
1.13
8:46PM
1.66
9:11AM
1.17
5:44PM
0.36
6:28AM
0.23
6:40PM
0.45
7:07AM
0.29
7:46PM
0.51
7:51AM
0.33
9:01PM
0.54
8:41AM
0.36
10:16PM
0.51
9:36AM
0.37
11:19PM
0.45
10:32AM
0.35
12:10AM
0.38
11:23AM
0.31
12:54AM
0.30
12:10PM
0.26
1:32AM
0.23
12:53PM
0.20
2:09AM
0.16
1:34PM
0.16
2:45AM
0.11
2:14PM
0.13
3:20AM
0.07

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

Thu
29
Friday
30
Saturday
31
Sunday
01
Monday
02
Tuesday
03
Wednesday
04
Thursday
05
Friday
06
Saturday
07
Sunday
08
Monday
09
Tue
10
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Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 27°C on Sun morning, min 11°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 10mm), heaviest on Mon night. Warm (max 28°C on Sun afternoon, min 11°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 17°C on Wed afternoon, min 9°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 18°C on Sun morning, min 13°C on Sat 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.