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Long Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.4
Difficulty Level: 3.1
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.2
Crowds: 3.4

Overall: 3.8

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Long Reef Surf Forecast / NSW – Sydney North Coast / Australia

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 4 pm Thursday 21 Oct 2021 AEDT
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Long Reef surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Long Reef sea temperature is 18.5 °C (Statistics for 21 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 18.7 max: 19.9 min: 17.5 °C)
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Long Reef surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Long Reef sea temperature is 18.5 °C (Statistics for 21 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 18.7 max: 19.9 min: 17.5 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Long Reef (calm at Warriewood 5 km from Long Reef).

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Actual: 46 min ago

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Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Long Reef this week:

The surf forecast for Long Reef over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Thursday (Oct 21) at 11PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.3m and 9s period with a secondary swell of 1.0m and 8s. The wind is predicted to be onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Long Reef in the next 12 days are 1.9m 13s and forecast to arrive on Monday (Oct 25) at 8PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.0m 6s period and expected on Thursday (Oct 28) at 2AM.

Wave TypeTime (AEDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)11PM (Thu 21st Oct)4.5ft (1.3m) 9s
Best Surf11PM (Mon 25th Oct)6.5ft (2.0m) 12s
Most Powerful 8PM (Mon 25th Oct)6ft (1.9m) 13s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Long Reef 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
21
Friday
22
Saturday
23
Sunday
24
Monday
25
Tuesday
26
Wednesday
27
Thursday
28
Friday
29
Saturday
30
Sunday
31
Monday
01
Tue
02
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
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T new south wales.htsgw.metric.36.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.60.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.84.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.108.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.132.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.156.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.204.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.228.cc23
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1.2
SSE
1.4
E
1.7
ESE
1.7
ESE
1.4
ESE
1.2
ESE
1.1
ENE
1.2
ENE
2.5
S
1.7
ESE
1.4
E
1.7
S
1.8
S
2
S
2
S
2.1
S
1.9
S
1.5
S
1.2
S
1.2
ENE
1.2
ENE
2.1
NE
1.6
NE
1
NE
1.4
SSE
3
S
2.1
S
1.8
S
1.6
S
1.6
SSE
1.7
SSE
1.9
SSE
1.8
SSE
1.4
SSE
1.1
SSE
0.8
SSE
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15
ESE
5
SE
10
SE
15
E
10
N
15
NNE
20
NE
20
S
30
S
25
SSE
5
SW
5
E
20
ESE
5
SE
5
SE
20
SE
5
SW
10
ENE
25
ENE
10
NNE
15
NE
25
NE
10
N
30
S
30
S
20
S
10
S
25
SSE
15
SSW
10
SE
25
ENE
10
NNW
15
ENE
25
NE
10
NNE
15
ENE
oncross-
on
cross-
on
oncrosscross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscrosscross-
off
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
glassoncross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscrosscrosscrosscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosson
9:38PM
1.25
9:49AM
1.49
10:15PM
1.18
10:21AM
1.48
10:53PM
1.11
10:55AM
1.45
11:33PM
1.04
11:32AM
1.40
12:19AM
0.97
12:15PM
1.34
1:13AM
0.92
1:05PM
1.28
2:21AM
0.90
2:06PM
1.25
3:36AM
0.92
3:13PM
1.24
4:41AM
0.99
4:18PM
1.27
5:32AM
1.10
5:16PM
1.32
6:16AM
1.23
6:09PM
1.37
6:57AM
1.36
3:38PM
0.20
3:30AM
0.27
4:16PM
0.20
3:59AM
0.32
4:56PM
0.23
4:30AM
0.38
5:37PM
0.27
5:03AM
0.45
6:22PM
0.33
5:39AM
0.51
7:14PM
0.38
6:25AM
0.57
8:15PM
0.41
7:25AM
0.62
9:20PM
0.40
8:42AM
0.63
10:20PM
0.36
10:00AM
0.60
11:11PM
0.29
11:08AM
0.53
11:55PM
0.21
12:05PM
0.42
12:37AM
0.14
12:58PM
0.30

Note: the tide data above is for Dee Why which is 2 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Long Reef.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Long Reef blow from the W

Thu
21
Friday
22
Saturday
23
Sunday
24
Monday
25
Tuesday
26
Wednesday
27
Thursday
28
Friday
29
Saturday
30
Sunday
31
Monday
01
Tue
02
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Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 8mm), mostly falling on Sat night. Warm (max 22°C on Sat morning, min 15°C on Sun morning). Winds increasing (light winds from the SE on Thu night, strong winds from the S by Sat night).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 18°C on Tue morning, min 14°C on Sun night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the S on Sun afternoon, calm by Mon morning).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Fri night. Warm (max 23°C on Thu afternoon, min 14°C on Fri night). Winds increasing (light winds from the NW on Thu morning, fresh winds from the SSE by Fri afternoon).

Long Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Sat night. Warm (max 20°C on Tue morning, min 14°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Long Reef Surf forecast

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

Long Reef is 2 km (1 miles) from Dee Why. If you plan a holiday in Sydney North Coast, look for hotels and other accommodation in Dee Why. Dee Why has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.