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Sawtell-The Island Surf Forecast / NSW – Port Macquarie / Australia

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 9 pm Wednesday 10 Aug 2022 AEST
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Sawtell-The Island surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Sawtell-The Island sea temperature is 19.1 °C (Statistics for 10 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 19.9 max: 20.8 min: 18.8 °C)
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Sawtell-The Island surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Sawtell-The Island sea temperature is 19.1 °C (Statistics for 10 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 19.9 max: 20.8 min: 18.8 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Sawtell-The Island (calm at Coffs Harbour Airport 10 km from Sawtell-The Island).

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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Sawtell-The Island this week:

The surf forecast for Sawtell-The Island over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Thursday (Aug 11) at 4AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 2.1m and 11s period with a secondary swell of 0.4m and 11s. The wind is predicted to be offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Sawtell-The Island in the next 12 days are 3.0m 10s and forecast to arrive on Wednesday (Aug 17) at 7AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.9m 7s period and expected on Sunday (Aug 14) at 10AM.

Wave TypeTime (AEST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 4AM (Thu 11th Aug)7ft (2.1m) 11s
Best Surf 7AM (Wed 17th Aug)10ft (3.0m) 10s
Most Powerful 7AM (Wed 17th Aug)10ft (3.0m) 10s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Sawtell-The Island over the next 12 days.

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Thursday
11
Friday
12
Saturday
13
Sunday
14
Monday
15
Tuesday
16
Wednesday
17
Thursday
18
Friday
19
Saturday
20
Sunday
21
Mon
22
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
Rating
(10 max)
5442210101222212113113233311121442321
Swell
Height Map
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T new south wales.htsgw.metric.93.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.117.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.141.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.165.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.189.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.213.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.237.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.261.cc23
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2.2
SE
1.9
SE
1.7
SE
1.5
ESE
1.1
SE
1
SE
0.7
SE
0.7
ESE
0.9
NE
0.6
E
1
ENE
1
E
0.9
E
0.9
E
0.8
E
0.8
E
0.5
E
0.7
S
1.2
S
3
S
1.7
SSE
1.3
SSE
1.7
S
0.9
E
1
E
1.1
E
1
E
1.4
SSW
1.3
SSE
1.1
SSE
2.1
S
2
S
1.6
SSE
2.2
S
1.5
SSE
1.4
SSE
Period(s) (?)1110101099987118899991310101098712111111999101010101010
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)1162783628494225166817269831401371271259410686902671734464196320228244302242326266220782865491900427363
Wind
(km/h)
10
SW
0
E
15
NE
10
NNW
10
NNW
15
NNE
20
NNW
5
SW
15
NNW
15
NW
15
NW
10
W
10
NW
15
WNW
15
W
10
W
10
W
15
WSW
10
W
5
W
5
WSW
5
WNW
5
SW
15
WSW
15
WSW
30
SSW
30
SSW
30
SSW
25
SSW
20
SSE
5
WNW
10
N
20
NE
10
NNW
15
N
25
NNE
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
offglassoncrosscrosscross-
on
crossoffcrosscross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffoffglassoffcross-
off
offoffoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
High Tide
/ height (m)
7:26AM
1.24
7:44PM
1.95
8:15AM
1.31
8:32PM
1.96
9:02AM
1.37
9:17PM
1.92
9:48AM
1.40
10:01PM
1.82
10:34AM
1.41
10:44PM
1.67
11:20AM
1.40
11:27PM
1.50
12:08PM
1.37
12:10AM
1.32
1:01PM
1.34
12:56AM
1.15
2:01PM
1.32
1:53AM
1.01
3:07PM
1.33
3:06AM
0.93
4:10PM
1.37
4:23AM
0.91
5:03PM
1.43
Low Tide
/ height (m)
1:40AM
0.16
1:07PM
0.20
2:27AM
0.10
1:59PM
0.17
3:11AM
0.08
2:49PM
0.17
3:52AM
0.10
3:37PM
0.21
4:32AM
0.15
4:25PM
0.29
5:11AM
0.23
5:15PM
0.39
5:50AM
0.31
6:08PM
0.50
6:28AM
0.39
7:10PM
0.60
7:09AM
0.45
8:27PM
0.66
7:55AM
0.50
9:59PM
0.66
8:52AM
0.52
11:15PM
0.60
9:56AM
0.52

Note: the tide data above is for Coffs Harbour, Australia which is 8 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Sawtell-The Island.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Sawtell-The Island blow from the WSW

Thursday
11
Friday
12
Saturday
13
Sunday
14
Monday
15
Tuesday
16
Wednesday
17
Thursday
18
Friday
19
Saturday
20
Sunday
21
Mon
22
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
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Rain (mm)
------19----------------------------
Temp. °C141717151817151416131818121919131414121818141819141818151817141918152020
Low °C121615131616151413101614111714111312111715121814121616141715121716131816
Feels °C (?)11141412151413141410141581615101110815161116169121291414131615141616
Sunrise-6:24--6:24--6:22--6:22--6:22--6:20--6:20--6:18--6:18--6:16--6:16--6:13-
Sunset--5:19--5:20--5:21--5:21--5:22--5:22--5:22--5:22--5:23--5:24--5:24--5:25

Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 10mm), heaviest on Sat morning. Very mild (max 18°C on Fri morning, min 12°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 19°C on Mon morning, min 10°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 19°C on Thu afternoon, min 11°C on Tue night). Winds increasing (calm on Wed afternoon, fresh winds from the SSW by Fri morning).

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 20°C on Mon morning, min 12°C on Sat night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SSW on Fri night, light winds from the WNW by Sat night).

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Information about the Sawtell-The Island Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Sawtell-The Island provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Sawtell-The Island can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Sawtell-The Island 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 (Sawtell-The Island) 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 Sawtell-The Island 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 Sawtell-The Island, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Port Macquarie, consider staying in Coffs Harbour which is 9 km (6 miles) away. Alternatively, find information about places to stay and car hire in South Grafton which is 62 km (39 miles) away