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JD Reef Surf Forecast / NSW – Newcastle / Australia

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 4 am Monday 01 Mar 2021 AEDT
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JD Reef surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's JD Reef sea temperature is 24.5 °C (Statistics for 01 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 23.6 max: 25.8 min: 21.5 °C)
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JD Reef surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's JD Reef sea temperature is 24.5 °C (Statistics for 01 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 23.6 max: 25.8 min: 21.5 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at JD Reef (light winds from the SE at NorahHeadAws 1 km from JD Reef). no significant swell

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Actual: 39 min ago

Light
6 km/h
SE
Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for JD Reef this week:

The surf forecast for JD Reef over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Monday (Mar 01) at 8AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.7m and 9s period with a secondary swell of 0.6m and 7s. The wind is predicted to be glassy as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at JD Reef in the next 7 days are 3.0m 14s and forecast to arrive on Saturday (Mar 06) at 11AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.2m 5s period and expected on Tuesday (Mar 02) at 2AM.

Wave TypeTime (AEDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 8AM (Mon 1st Mar)2.5ft (0.7m) 9s
Best Surf 8AM (Wed 3rd Mar)7.5ft (2.3m) 12s
Most Powerful11AM (Sat 6th Mar)10ft (3.0m) 14s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for JD Reef over the next 7 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
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Friday
05
Saturday
06
Sunday
07
Mon
08
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
10023455442333445540131
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.24.cc23
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.180.cc23
0.7
E
0.7
E
0.6
E
2
S
2.2
S
1.9
S
2.3
S
2
S
1.7
S
1.6
S
1.5
S
1.4
SSE
1.3
S
1.8
S
2
S
3
S
2
S
2.2
SSE
1.8
SSE
1.6
SSE
1.1
SSE
0.9
SSE
0.9
SSE
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5
N
30
NE
40
SSW
20
SSE
25
SE
20
SSE
20
SSE
20
SE
15
SSE
10
S
15
ESE
5
W
10
SSE
25
SSE
20
SSE
25
SSE
20
SSE
0
ESE
5
E
25
NE
20
N
10
NNW
10
NNE
cross-
on
cross-
on
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glassglasscross-
on
oncross-
on
on
10:29AM
1.67
11:05PM
1.44
11:14AM
1.57
11:50PM
1.47
12:02PM
1.44
12:38AM
1.47
12:56PM
1.28
1:32AM
1.46
2:00PM
1.13
2:35AM
1.43
3:18PM
1.02
3:46AM
1.42
4:45PM
0.98
5:00AM
1.44
4:55PM
-0.00
5:03AM
0.17
5:35PM
0.05
5:56AM
0.20
6:17PM
0.14
6:55AM
0.26
7:02PM
0.24
8:03AM
0.32
7:55PM
0.35
9:22AM
0.35
9:00PM
0.44
10:46AM
0.34
10:15PM
0.48

Note: the tide data above is for Gorokan which is 5 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for JD Reef.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at JD Reef blow from the SSW

Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Friday
05
Saturday
06
Sunday
07
Mon
08
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
partially cloudy
clear
clear
rain showers
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
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-7:29--7:28--7:27--7:25--7:23--7:22--7:22--7:20

Short Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Tue morning. Warm air temperatures (max 25°C on Mon afternoon, min 17°C on Thu morning). Winds increasing (calm on Mon morning, fresh winds from the SSW by Mon night).

Long Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Fri night. Warm air temperatures (max 22°C on Mon afternoon, min 17°C on Thu night). Winds increasing (calm on Sat night, fresh winds from the NE by Sun night).

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Information about the JD Reef Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for JD Reef provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at JD Reef can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our JD 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 (JD 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 JD 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.

JD Reef is 13 km (8 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.