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Nambucca Heads ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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Nambucca Heads Surf Forecast / NSW – Port Macquarie / Australia

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 9 am Thursday 06 May 2021 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 22.7 °C (Statistics for 06 May 1981-2005 - mean: 23.0 max: 24.5 min: 22.3 °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 22.7 °C (Statistics for 06 May 1981-2005 - mean: 23.0 max: 24.5 min: 22.3 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-on at Nambucca Heads (moderate winds from the SSW at Coffs Harbour 22 km from Nambucca Heads).

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22 km away, 1 h 19 min ago

Moderate
24 km/h
SSW
22.0
22.7
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 Thursday (May 06) at 4PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 2.3m and 11s period with a secondary swell of 0.3m and 17s. Another secondary swell of 0.9m and 5s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Nambucca Heads in the next 12 days are 3.0m 10s and forecast to arrive on Thursday (May 13) at 10AM. Winds are predicted to be glassy at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.7m 4s period and expected on Monday (May 10) at 10PM.

Wave TypeTime (AEST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 4PM (Thu 6th May)7.5ft (2.3m) 11s
Best Surf 1AM (Fri 7th May)8ft (2.5m) 11s
Most Powerful10AM (Thu 13th May)10ft (3.0m) 10s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Nambucca Heads 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
Thursday
06
Friday
07
Saturday
08
Sunday
09
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
245554442333333323443554553321202100
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T new south wales.htsgw.metric.42.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.66.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.90.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.114.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.138.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.162.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.186.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.210.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.234.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.258.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.282.cc23
1.5
ESE
2.3
E
2.5
E
2.3
E
2.3
E
2
E
1.7
E
1.6
E
1.3
E
1.4
E
1.2
E
1.2
E
1.1
E
1.1
E
1.2
E
1.2
ENE
1.1
E
1.8
S
2
S
2.2
S
2.2
S
3
S
2.4
SSE
3
S
3
S
2.5
SSE
2.3
SSE
1.7
S
1.8
SSE
1.6
SE
1.3
SE
1.1
SE
0.8
E
0.7
E
0.7
E
0.6
E
10111111111111111010101010101010107991010101010109999989998
424124214931280125395167357534538628427722322026228823531560983699617161086146317821247838471475437262173103767451
15
SW
15
SSW
5
WNW
5
WSW
5
NNE
5
WNW
5
SSE
10
ENE
5
W
5
SSW
5
SW
5
WNW
5
NE
5
WNW
10
NW
5
WSW
10
ESE
10
SSW
5
SW
15
NE
10
W
0
NE
5
ESE
10
W
5
S
5
SE
5
WSW
5
SSW
10
SSE
15
SW
15
SW
15
S
10
SW
10
SSW
20
SSW
15
SW
cross-
on
oncross-
off
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
crossoncross-
on
glassglassglasscross-
off
glasscrossoncross-
on
cross-
off
crossglassglasscrossoncross-
on
crossglasscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
ononcross-
on
5:09PM
1.11
5:02AM
1.30
5:51PM
1.21
5:46AM
1.28
6:27PM
1.31
6:25AM
1.26
7:00PM
1.39
7:02AM
1.23
7:31PM
1.46
7:38AM
1.19
8:03PM
1.51
8:13AM
1.15
8:35PM
1.53
8:49AM
1.10
9:09PM
1.53
9:26AM
1.04
9:45PM
1.51
10:05AM
0.98
10:24PM
1.47
10:48AM
0.93
11:07PM
1.42
11:40AM
0.89
11:55PM
1.39
10:54AM
0.21
10:53PM
0.41
11:33AM
0.18
11:45PM
0.36
12:06PM
0.16
12:30AM
0.31
12:37PM
0.14
1:10AM
0.26
1:06PM
0.13
1:49AM
0.22
1:35PM
0.14
2:27AM
0.20
2:05PM
0.16
3:05AM
0.20
2:36PM
0.19
3:44AM
0.22
3:08PM
0.24
4:25AM
0.25
3:42PM
0.29
5:10AM
0.29
4:20PM
0.34
6:00AM
0.32
5:06PM
0.39

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

Thursday
06
Friday
07
Saturday
08
Sunday
09
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
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rain showers
thunderstorm
rain showers
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
light rain
thunderstorm
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
cloudy
thunderstorm
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
clear
thunderstorm
clear
rain showers
rain showers
light rain
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6:20--6:20--6:20--6:22--6:22--6:22--6:24--6:24--6:24--6:26--6:26--6:26--
-5:07--5:07--5:06--5:06--5:05--5:04--5:04--5:02--5:01--5:01--5:00--5:00-

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Thu morning. Warm (max 22°C on Thu afternoon, min 16°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 7mm), mostly falling on Sun morning. Warm (max 23°C on Mon morning, min 12°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 19°C on Thu morning, min 10°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 12mm), heaviest on Sat afternoon. Very mild (max 19°C on Sun morning, min 13°C on Sun 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