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Lakes Beach Surf Forecast / NSW – Newcastle / Australia

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 4 pm Tuesday 29 Nov 2022 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 20.5 °C (Statistics for 29 Nov 1981-2005 - mean: 21.0 max: 22.5 min: 19.4 °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 20.5 °C (Statistics for 29 Nov 1981-2005 - mean: 21.0 max: 22.5 min: 19.4 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Still cross-shore at Lakes Beach (strong winds from the SSE at Norah Head Automatic Weather Station 1 km from Lakes Beach).

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Strong
39 km/h
SSE
Cross-Shore
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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 Wednesday (Nov 30) at 2AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.5m and 7s period with a secondary swell of 0.9m and 10s. 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 1.8m 9s and forecast to arrive on Wednesday (Nov 30) at 5AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-shore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.5m 3s period and expected on Tuesday (Dec 06) at 8AM.

Wave TypeTime (AEDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 2AM (Wed 30th Nov)5ft (1.5m) 7s
Best Surf 5AM (Wed 30th Nov)6ft (1.8m) 9s
Most Powerful 5AM (Wed 30th Nov)6ft (1.8m) 9s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Lakes Beach over the next 12 days.

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Tue
29
Wednesday
30
Thursday
01
Friday
02
Saturday
03
Sunday
04
Monday
05
Tuesday
06
Wednesday
07
Thursday
08
Friday
09
Saturday
10
Sun
11
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
Rating
(10 max)
0220100000220100100200000211110021110
Swell
Height Map
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T new south wales.htsgw.metric.177.cc23
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T new south wales.htsgw.metric.225.cc23
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.1
S
1.5
SSE
1.3
S
1.1
SSE
0.9
S
0.7
S
0.6
S
0.3
S
0.4
S
0.4
S
0.9
ENE
1.1
ENE
1.4
ENE
1.3
ENE
1.1
ENE
1.7
ENE
1.5
ENE
0.9
ENE
1.6
ENE
1.5
ENE
1.1
ENE
1.1
ENE
1.7
ENE
1.4
ENE
3
ENE
1.6
ENE
2.1
S
1.8
SSE
1.6
SSE
0.8
ENE
0.8
S
0.9
ENE
0.9
ENE
1.5
ENE
1.5
ENE
1.2
ENE
Period(s) (?)187889881715149101099676677766787778888566
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)62232231281236646517064136214370287184201198601512231111072021457923024453462478084105113104158110
Wind
(km/h)
30
SE
15
SE
15
E
20
ENE
10
ENE
20
ESE
20
ESE
15
SE
20
SSE
15
SE
0
ESE
10
E
25
ENE
20
NNE
20
ENE
30
NE
15
NNE
20
NE
25
NE
15
NNE
25
ENE
30
NE
25
NNE
25
ENE
30
NE
15
E
15
E
30
SSW
35
S
40
SSW
35
S
20
SSW
10
SE
15
E
15
N
15
ENE
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
ononcross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscross-
on
glassononcross-
on
ononcross-
on
ononcross-
on
ononcross-
on
ononcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
on
High Tide
/ height (m)
2:37AM
1.07
2:18PM
1.46
3:46AM
1.13
3:26PM
1.37
4:48AM
1.23
4:33PM
1.28
5:40AM
1.33
5:35PM
1.22
6:25AM
1.43
6:31PM
1.16
7:04AM
1.52
7:22PM
1.13
7:42AM
1.58
8:08PM
1.10
8:17AM
1.61
8:51PM
1.08
8:53AM
1.63
9:31PM
1.06
9:29AM
1.62
10:12PM
1.04
10:06AM
1.59
10:52PM
1.02
10:44AM
1.55
Low Tide
/ height (m)
8:18PM
0.12
7:55AM
0.53
9:19PM
0.16
9:17AM
0.54
10:15PM
0.18
10:36AM
0.51
11:05PM
0.20
11:46AM
0.44
11:50PM
0.23
12:45PM
0.36
12:30AM
0.25
1:36PM
0.29
1:08AM
0.28
2:20PM
0.23
1:44AM
0.31
3:01PM
0.19
2:20AM
0.33
3:40PM
0.17
2:55AM
0.36
4:19PM
0.17
3:32AM
0.39
4:59PM
0.19
4:09AM
0.43

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

Tue
29
Wednesday
30
Thursday
01
Friday
02
Saturday
03
Sunday
04
Monday
05
Tuesday
06
Wednesday
07
Thursday
08
Friday
09
Saturday
10
Sun
11
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Rain (mm)
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Temp. °C191717181819191818181817191919191818202020202020212020201818191819191922
Low °C181617171819191718181616191717191616201819201718202020191817191718191817
Feels °C (?)121215141417161516151616161616151416171718171617181820201512131318181821
Sunrise--5:37--5:37--5:37--5:37--5:37--5:37--5:37--5:37--5:37--5:37--5:37--5:37
Sunset7:45--7:46--7:47--7:47--7:49--7:50--7:51--7:52--7:52--7:52--7:53--7:54--

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 19°C on Tue afternoon, min 16°C on Tue night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SSE on Tue afternoon, light winds from the SE by Tue night).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 19°C on Sat afternoon, min 16°C on Fri night). Winds increasing (calm on Fri night, fresh winds from the NE by Sun afternoon).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Wed night. Warm (max 21°C on Wed afternoon, min 17°C on Tue night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the NE on Tue night, light winds from the ESE by Wed night).

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 9mm), mostly falling on Thu night. Warm (max 22°C on Sun morning, min 17°C on Fri morning). Mainly fresh 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.