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Lakes Beach Surf Forecast / NSW – Newcastle / Australia

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 4 pm Thursday 09 Dec 2021 AEDT
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Lakes Beach surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Lakes Beach sea temperature is 22.0 °C (Statistics for 09 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 21.7 max: 24.0 min: 20.2 °C)
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Lakes Beach surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Lakes Beach sea temperature is 22.0 °C (Statistics for 09 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 21.7 max: 24.0 min: 20.2 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-off at Lakes Beach (moderate winds from the S at Norah Head Automatic Weather Station 1 km from Lakes Beach).

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1 h 31 min ago

Moderate
22 km/h
S
Cross-Off
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Lakes Beach this week:

The surf forecast for Lakes Beach over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Thursday (Dec 09) at 8PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.8m and 11s period with a secondary swell of 1.0m and 8s. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Lakes Beach in the next 12 days are 4.0m 11s and forecast to arrive on Saturday (Dec 11) at 5AM. Winds are predicted to be offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.5m 6s period and expected on Thursday (Dec 16) at 8PM.

Wave TypeTime (AEDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 8PM (Thu 9th Dec)2.5ft (0.8m) 11s
Best Surf11PM (Fri 10th Dec)8ft (2.4m) 10s
Most Powerful 5AM (Sat 11th Dec)13ft (4.0m) 11s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Lakes Beach 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
09
Friday
10
Saturday
11
Sunday
12
Monday
13
Tuesday
14
Wednesday
15
Thursday
16
Friday
17
Saturday
18
Sunday
19
Monday
20
Tue
21
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0.9
S
1.2
S
1.3
S
1.2
S
3.5
SSW
3
S
3
S
3
S
2.5
S
2.3
S
2
S
1.8
SSE
1.6
SSE
1.3
SSE
1
SSE
0.9
SSE
0.9
SSE
0.7
SSE
0.5
SSE
1.6
ENE
1.3
ENE
0.9
ENE
1.9
S
1.7
SSE
1.7
SSE
1.4
SE
0.9
ENE
1.1
E
1
E
1.3
E
1.2
E
1.8
ENE
1.4
ENE
1.2
ENE
0.6
SE
0.5
E
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10
SE
10
WNW
20
W
25
SW
25
SW
25
SSW
30
SSW
25
SSW
20
S
20
SSE
10
WSW
10
E
15
E
0
SSE
10
ENE
15
ENE
5
NNW
15
NE
10
SSE
10
SW
30
S
30
SSE
20
S
15
SE
15
ESE
15
ENE
15
NE
35
NE
25
NNE
20
NNE
20
NNW
35
S
35
S
30
S
20
SSE
10
SE
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
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off
crosscross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
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on
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross
2:15AM
1.08
1:55PM
1.44
3:21AM
1.11
2:58PM
1.31
4:22AM
1.18
4:02PM
1.21
5:15AM
1.26
5:03PM
1.13
6:00AM
1.34
5:59PM
1.08
6:39AM
1.41
6:50PM
1.06
7:15AM
1.48
7:35PM
1.05
7:49AM
1.53
8:18PM
1.05
8:24AM
1.57
8:58PM
1.05
8:59AM
1.59
9:38PM
1.05
9:35AM
1.59
10:16PM
1.04
10:12AM
1.58
7:58PM
0.13
7:34AM
0.52
8:55PM
0.19
8:50AM
0.57
9:48PM
0.24
10:09AM
0.57
10:36PM
0.28
11:21AM
0.53
11:20PM
0.31
12:20PM
0.46
11:59PM
0.33
1:10PM
0.39
12:37AM
0.34
1:53PM
0.33
1:13AM
0.35
2:32PM
0.27
1:49AM
0.35
3:10PM
0.22
2:26AM
0.36
3:47PM
0.20
3:02AM
0.37
4:25PM
0.19
3:38AM
0.39

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

Thu
09
Friday
10
Saturday
11
Sunday
12
Monday
13
Tuesday
14
Wednesday
15
Thursday
16
Friday
17
Saturday
18
Sunday
19
Monday
20
Tue
21
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Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 9mm), mostly falling on Thu night. Warm (max 21°C on Fri morning, min 15°C on Fri night). Winds increasing (calm on Thu night, strong winds from the SW by Fri afternoon).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 22°C on Wed morning, min 15°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Wed night. Warm (max 22°C on Wed afternoon, min 19°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Mon morning. Warm (max 30°C on Sun afternoon, min 17°C on Mon morning). Mainly strong winds.

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Information about the Lakes Beach Surf forecast

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

Lakes Beach is 11 km (7 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.