uk es it fr pt nl
Long Reef surf break
Icon reef  red
Reef
Icon  s4
Long Reef location mapGet alerts  temp

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

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 3 am Friday 20 May 2022 AEST
Forecast update in  hr  min  s Update imminent
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 22.3 °C (Statistics for 20 May 1981-2005 - mean: 20.5 max: 22.5 min: 19.0 °C)
Icon breakBreak
Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Long reef.12
Map placeholder
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 22.3 °C (Statistics for 20 May 1981-2005 - mean: 20.5 max: 22.5 min: 19.0 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for NSW - Sydney North Coast

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

    Long Reef
Expand
<
>
View all

2 h 2 min ago

Calm
0 km/h
SSE
Clean
Please reload the page to see if there are any updates.


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 Friday (May 20) at 7AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 2.5m and 10s period with a secondary swell of 2.5m and 10s. Another secondary swell of 0.2m and 7s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be cross-shore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Long Reef in the next 12 days are 2.5m 12s and forecast to arrive on Friday (May 20) at 10AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.1m 12s period and expected on Saturday (May 21) at 10AM.

Wave TypeTime (AEST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 7AM (Fri 20th May)8ft (2.5m) 10s
Best Surf10AM (Fri 20th May)8ft (2.5m) 12s
Most Powerful10AM (Fri 20th May)8ft (2.5m) 12s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Long Reef over the next 12 days.

Updates in  hr  min  s Update imminent
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
Friday
20
Saturday
21
Sunday
22
Monday
23
Tuesday
24
Wednesday
25
Thursday
26
Friday
27
Saturday
28
Sunday
29
Monday
30
Tuesday
31
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
404222312022223332213334321213449423
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.192.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.216.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.240.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.264.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.288.cc23
2.5
S
2.5
S
2.2
SSE
1.9
SSE
1.9
SSE
1.6
SSE
1.7
SSE
1.4
SSE
1.2
SSE
0.9
S
1.5
SSE
1.4
SSE
1.3
SSE
1.1
SSE
1.1
SSE
1
SSE
1.1
SSE
0.9
SSE
0.9
ENE
0.9
ENE
1.2
ENE
1.3
ENE
1.7
ENE
1.7
ENE
1.8
ENE
2
ENE
1.7
ENE
1.5
E
1.4
E
1.3
E
2.5
S
1.6
ESE
6
SSE
4
SSE
2.1
ESE
2.2
S
12111110101010101011101010101211121099989101010101111118121010108
19271703105173170645451635831818143640230724533724935517612712120322744355065079459854348341685671875932867962582
15
SSE
25
SSE
15
SE
20
SE
15
SE
15
ESE
10
S
20
SSE
10
SE
20
SE
15
SE
15
ESE
15
SSE
15
SE
10
ESE
5
SE
5
SE
5
W
5
SW
10
SSE
5
NNW
5
W
5
WSW
10
WSW
20
SSW
30
SSW
30
S
35
SSW
25
SSW
10
WSW
10
W
5
W
15
WNW
20
NW
25
NNW
25
NW
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
onglasscross-
on
offcross-
off
crosscross-
off
offglasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
offoffglasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
11:57AM
1.06
11:47PM
1.60
1:06PM
1.04
12:51AM
1.51
2:17PM
1.06
1:58AM
1.42
3:23PM
1.12
3:05AM
1.34
4:19PM
1.21
4:08AM
1.27
5:06PM
1.30
5:04AM
1.22
5:48PM
1.38
5:55AM
1.17
6:24PM
1.45
6:41AM
1.13
6:59PM
1.50
7:24AM
1.10
7:33PM
1.54
8:06AM
1.08
8:08PM
1.55
8:47AM
1.05
8:43PM
1.54
5:14PM
0.42
6:52AM
0.10
6:21PM
0.49
7:56AM
0.15
7:37PM
0.53
8:57AM
0.18
8:56PM
0.52
9:51AM
0.20
10:09PM
0.48
10:37AM
0.22
11:11PM
0.42
11:18AM
0.25
12:05AM
0.36
11:55AM
0.27
12:52AM
0.29
12:29PM
0.30
1:34AM
0.24
1:03PM
0.32
2:14AM
0.21
1:38PM
0.35
2:53AM
0.19
2:13PM
0.38
3:33AM
0.20

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

Friday
20
Saturday
21
Sunday
22
Monday
23
Tuesday
24
Wednesday
25
Thursday
26
Friday
27
Saturday
28
Sunday
29
Monday
30
Tuesday
31
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
light rainlight rainrain showersrain showersrain showersrain showersrain showersrain showersrain showersmod rainlight rainpart cloudpart cloudrain showersrain showersthunderstorm thunderstorm rain showersrain showerscloudrain showerslight rainlight rainmod rainlight rainmod rainheavy rainrain showersclearpart cloudpart cloudclearpart cloudcloudpart cloudpart cloud
light rainlight rainrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsmod. rainlight rainsome cloudssome cloudsrain shwrsrain shwrsrisk thund- derrisk thund- derrain shwrsrain shwrscloudyrain shwrslight rainlight rainmod. rainlight rainmod. rainheavy rainrain shwrsclearsome cloudssome cloudsclearsome cloudscloudysome cloudssome clouds
2310649231073--12411251-743649231--------
171817181918181817181818181816161716171716151514171717161613161712161615
171717171816171717171817171714151714151714141514171615151511131412151414
171816181918181716181818181815161716171716151514161616141511161710151513
6:41--6:43--6:43--6:43--6:45--6:46--6:46--6:47--6:48--6:48--6:48--6:48--
-4:59--4:58--4:58--4:57--4:57--4:55--4:55--4:55--4:54--4:54--4:53--4:53-

Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 49mm), heaviest during Sat morning. Very mild (max 19°C on Sat afternoon, min 16°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 53mm), heaviest during Tue night. Very mild (max 18°C on Mon morning, min 14°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 57mm), heaviest during Sat night. Very mild (max 17°C on Thu morning, min 14°C on Thu night). Winds increasing (calm on Fri afternoon, fresh winds from the SSW by Sat night).

Long Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Sun morning. Very mild (max 17°C on Mon afternoon, min 11°C on Sun night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SSW on Sun morning, calm by Mon afternoon).

FREE! Surf-Forecast.com widget for your website

The surf report / weather widget below is available to embed on third party websites free of charge and provides a summary of our Long Reef surf forecast. Simply grab the html code snippet that we provide and paste it into your own site. You can choose your preferred language and metric/imperial units for the surf forecast feed to suit users of your site. Click here to get the code.


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.