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Redhead ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.5
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.4

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Redhead Surf Forecast / NSW – Newcastle / Australia

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 4 pm Thursday 25 Feb 2021 AEDT
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Redhead surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Redhead sea temperature is 24.3 °C (Statistics for 25 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 23.8 max: 25.8 min: 21.6 °C)
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Redhead surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Redhead sea temperature is 24.3 °C (Statistics for 25 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 23.8 max: 25.8 min: 21.6 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Redhead (calm at Warners Bay 7 km from Redhead). 1.3m 8 s period swell from ENE

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Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Redhead this week:

The surf forecast for Redhead over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Friday (Feb 26) at 2AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.5m and 8s period. The wind is predicted to be offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Redhead in the next 7 days are 1.9m 7s and forecast to arrive on Friday (Feb 26) at 5AM. Winds are predicted to be offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 2.3m 13s period and expected on Wednesday (Mar 03) at 2PM.

Wave TypeTime (AEDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 2AM (Fri 26th Feb)5ft (1.5m) 8s
Best Surf 2AM (Fri 26th Feb)5ft (1.5m) 8s
Most Powerful 5AM (Fri 26th Feb)6ft (1.9m) 7s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Redhead over the next 7 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
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
23100102101100000000000
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.12.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.30.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.54.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.78.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.102.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.126.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.150.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
1.7
ENE
1.5
ENE
1.1
E
1
E
1.6
SE
1.1
E
0.9
E
1
E
0.9
E
1.1
E
0.7
E
0.8
E
0.7
E
0.6
E
0.6
E
0.7
E
0.6
E
2
S
0.5
E
0.4
ESE
0.4
ESE
0.4
E
0.3
E
78886999999999121312121212111111
25928615312419517512015812519279101785510715611207346433921
15
NE
10
N
15
S
20
SE
25
SE
5
ENE
15
ENE
10
NE
5
SSW
20
E
0
ESE
0
SE
20
ENE
45
SSW
20
SSE
30
SSE
25
SSE
15
SSE
20
SSE
5
SSE
10
SSW
15
E
15
NE
cross-
off
offcross-
on
cross-
on
oncrosscrosscross-
off
cross-
on
crossglassglasscrosscross-
on
ononononononcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
8:22PM
1.03
8:22AM
1.47
9:02PM
1.12
9:06AM
1.52
9:42PM
1.20
9:49AM
1.53
10:22PM
1.26
10:33AM
1.49
11:03PM
1.30
11:17AM
1.42
11:46PM
1.31
12:04PM
1.30
12:32AM
1.31
12:54PM
1.17
2:19PM
0.12
1:52AM
0.26
2:59PM
0.06
2:41AM
0.20
3:38PM
0.03
3:28AM
0.16
4:18PM
0.03
4:15AM
0.14
4:57PM
0.06
5:04AM
0.14
5:37PM
0.11
5:56AM
0.18
6:18PM
0.19
6:52AM
0.23
7:03PM
0.27

Note: the tide data above is for Swansea, Australia which is 9 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Redhead.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Redhead blow from the NNW

Thu
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
thunderstorm
clear
clear
clear
light rain
light rain
light rain
partially cloudy
rain showers
thunderstorm
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
light rain
rain showers
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
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--6:37--6:39--6:39--6:41--6:41--6:43--6:43--
7:32--7:31--7:30--7:30--7:28--7:27--7:25--7:24-

Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 10mm), heaviest on Thu afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 25°C on Thu afternoon, min 19°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Tue night. Warm air temperatures (max 26°C on Mon night, min 17°C on Wed morning). Winds increasing (calm on Mon morning, strong winds from the SSW by Mon night).

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Information about the Redhead Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Redhead provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Redhead can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Redhead 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 (Redhead) 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 Redhead 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 Newcastle? If you are looking for accommodation near Redhead, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Newcastle, consider staying in Newcastle which is 12 km (7 miles) away. Other places in and around Newcastle where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Catherine Hill Bay which is 19 km (12 miles) away, Cessnock, Port Stephens and Central Coast.