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Nambucca Heads Surf Forecast / NSW – Port Macquarie / Australia

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 9 am Friday 19 Aug 2022 AEST
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Nambucca Heads surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Nambucca Heads sea temperature is 18.4 °C (Statistics for 19 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 19.7 max: 20.6 min: 18.3 °C)
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Nambucca Heads surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Nambucca Heads sea temperature is 18.4 °C (Statistics for 19 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 19.7 max: 20.6 min: 18.3 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Nambucca Heads (light winds from the E at Coffs Harbour Airport 22 km from Nambucca Heads).

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22 km away, 1 h 36 min ago

Light
6 km/h
E
20.4
18.4
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Nambucca Heads this week:

The surf forecast for Nambucca Heads over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Friday (Aug 19) at 1PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.6m and 12s period with a secondary swell of 0.8m and 15s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Nambucca Heads in the next 12 days are 3.5m 10s and forecast to arrive on Wednesday (Aug 24) at 7AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.4m 5s period and expected on Monday (Aug 22) at 10PM.

Wave TypeTime (AEST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 1PM (Fri 19th Aug)5ft (1.6m) 12s
Best Surf 1PM (Fri 19th Aug)5ft (1.6m) 12s
Most Powerful 7AM (Wed 24th Aug)11ft (3.5m) 10s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Nambucca Heads over the next 12 days.

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Friday
19
Saturday
20
Sunday
21
Monday
22
Tuesday
23
Wednesday
24
Thursday
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
29
Tuesday
30
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
Rating
(10 max)
433443223333342002212214423321101010
Swell
Height Map
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T new south wales.htsgw.metric.39.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.63.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.87.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.111.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.135.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.159.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.183.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.207.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.231.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.255.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.279.cc23
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.6
E
1.5
E
1.8
E
1.6
E
1.5
E
1.5
E
1.4
E
1.8
S
1.2
E
1.2
E
1.2
E
1.2
E
1.1
E
1.3
E
2.2
S
3
S
1.9
SSE
0.9
E
0.8
E
0.7
E
1.2
S
1.4
S
1.6
S
1.9
S
1.8
S
1.4
SSE
1.5
SSE
1.3
SSE
1.3
SE
0.9
SE
0.9
SE
0.8
SE
0.9
SE
0.8
SE
0.9
SE
0.9
SE
Period(s) (?)12121212121212911111111121591091212129109101099888888777
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)686596933738638617529517350338338350316726724161655425118413924137137771662729435223522796948294647775
Wind
(km/h)
5
N
10
E
10
WSW
0
ESE
15
NE
10
WSW
20
SSW
15
SE
5
WNW
5
N
20
NNE
10
NW
15
NNW
15
NW
20
WSW
30
SW
25
S
10
WSW
5
SSE
10
E
10
W
15
SW
20
SSE
5
SW
5
SSW
15
ESE
5
SSE
5
SW
10
ESE
5
ESE
10
SW
15
SE
5
W
5
W
5
ESE
10
WSW
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
glasscrosscross-
on
glasscross-
off
crossoncross-
on
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
crosscross-
on
oncrossglasscrosscrosscross-
on
oncross-
on
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
glasscrosscross-
on
cross
High Tide
/ height (m)
1:53PM
1.25
1:51AM
0.91
2:58PM
1.24
3:09AM
0.84
4:03PM
1.27
4:27AM
0.84
5:01PM
1.32
5:28AM
0.88
5:49PM
1.39
6:14AM
0.94
6:31PM
1.46
6:54AM
1.01
7:08PM
1.53
7:30AM
1.07
7:42PM
1.57
8:04AM
1.13
8:15PM
1.59
8:39AM
1.19
8:48PM
1.58
9:13AM
1.24
9:20PM
1.53
9:50AM
1.28
9:55PM
1.45
Low Tide
/ height (m)
8:26PM
0.51
7:54AM
0.37
9:50PM
0.51
8:56AM
0.42
11:02PM
0.46
10:02AM
0.41
11:55PM
0.39
11:00AM
0.38
12:36AM
0.32
11:49AM
0.32
1:12AM
0.25
12:32PM
0.25
1:45AM
0.19
1:11PM
0.20
2:16AM
0.14
1:48PM
0.17
2:46AM
0.10
2:25PM
0.15
3:16AM
0.08
3:03PM
0.17
3:46AM
0.07
3:43PM
0.20

Note: the tide data above is calculated at the surf break location.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Nambucca Heads blow from the N

Friday
19
Saturday
20
Sunday
21
Monday
22
Tuesday
23
Wednesday
24
Thursday
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
29
Tuesday
30
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
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Rain (mm)
--------------------------3-24--242-1
Temp. °C202015151513161513202015212213161711141514171716171717171716171714161615
Low °C1818101315121515111617142015916149131412131714151715141616151713141615
Feels °C (?)161811121110111111161612171969117101111131214151415151515151414151515
Sunrise6:18--6:16--6:16--6:15--6:13--6:13--6:11--6:11--6:09--6:09--6:07--6:05--
Sunset-5:23--5:24--5:24--5:25--5:27--5:27--5:28--5:28--5:29--5:29--5:30--5:30-

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 20°C on Fri morning, min 10°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 22°C on Tue afternoon, min 9°C on Tue night). Winds increasing (light winds from the N on Mon morning, fresh winds from the SW by Wed morning).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Sat night. Very mild (max 17°C on Fri morning, min 12°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 33mm), heaviest during Mon night. Very mild (max 17°C on Sun morning, min 13°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Nambucca Heads Surf forecast

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

Are you planning a holiday in Port Macquarie? If you are looking for accommodation near Nambucca Heads, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Port Macquarie, consider staying in Coffs Harbour which is 24 km (15 miles) away. Alternatively, find information about places to stay and car hire in South Grafton which is 89 km (55 miles) away