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Shelley Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.7
Difficulty Level: 3.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.5
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.2

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Shelley Beach Surf Forecast / NSW – Newcastle / Australia

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 9 am Monday 02 Aug 2021 AEST
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Shelley Beach surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Shelley Beach sea temperature is 17.9 °C (Statistics for 02 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 18.4 max: 20.6 min: 16.5 °C)
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Shelley Beach surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Shelley Beach sea temperature is 17.9 °C (Statistics for 02 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 18.4 max: 20.6 min: 16.5 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Light wind has turned cross-on at Shelley Beach (light winds from the E at NorahHeadAws 12 km from Shelley Beach).

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Actual: 44 min ago

Light
11 km/h
E
Cross-On
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Shelley Beach this week:

The surf forecast for Shelley Beach over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Monday (Aug 02) at 10PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.2m and 5s period with a secondary swell of 0.6m and 7s. Another secondary swell of 0.3m and 9s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Shelley Beach in the next 12 days are 3.0m 11s and forecast to arrive on Thursday (Aug 05) at 7PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.2m 5s period and expected on Thursday (Aug 05) at 4AM.

Wave TypeTime (AEST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)10PM (Mon 2nd Aug)4ft (1.2m) 5s
Best Surf 7PM (Thu 5th Aug)10ft (3.0m) 11s
Most Powerful 7PM (Thu 5th Aug)10ft (3.0m) 11s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Shelley Beach 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
Monday
02
Tuesday
03
Wednesday
04
Thursday
05
Friday
06
Saturday
07
Sunday
08
Monday
09
Tuesday
10
Wednesday
11
Thursday
12
Friday
13
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1.2
SSE
0.9
SSE
1.3
NE
0.6
E
0.6
E
0.6
E
0.5
E
0.8
SSW
2.1
S
2.5
S
2.3
S
2.2
S
2
S
1.7
S
1.4
S
1.3
S
1.2
SSE
0.5
S
0.8
S
0.9
S
0.8
S
0.8
S
0.8
S
0.6
S
0.4
S
0.4
S
0.9
E
0.5
S
0.5
S
0.9
ENE
0.6
E
0.9
ENE
0.9
ENE
0.8
ENE
0.8
ENE
0.8
ENE
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5
SSW
20
ENE
30
N
15
NW
20
W
25
WNW
30
W
25
WSW
25
WSW
30
WSW
30
SW
20
WSW
10
W
10
ESE
10
WSW
5
W
10
E
10
WNW
10
W
15
ESE
15
WSW
10
WSW
15
SSE
10
SSW
15
SW
10
SE
10
NW
10
N
25
NNE
15
NNW
20
NNW
20
NW
20
WSW
5
NNW
5
N
20
WNW
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off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
glasscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
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off
cross-
off
cross-
on
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off
cross-
off
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cross-
off
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off
3:42PM
1.28
4:01AM
0.92
4:35PM
1.33
5:06AM
0.93
5:24PM
1.40
6:01AM
0.97
6:09PM
1.47
6:47AM
1.01
6:51PM
1.54
7:29AM
1.06
7:30PM
1.60
8:09AM
1.11
8:09PM
1.64
8:48AM
1.16
8:47PM
1.66
9:27AM
1.21
9:25PM
1.64
10:08AM
1.25
10:06PM
1.59
10:51AM
1.29
10:49PM
1.49
11:38AM
1.33
11:37PM
1.38
10:29PM
0.52
9:42AM
0.47
11:28PM
0.45
10:37AM
0.47
12:17AM
0.38
11:28AM
0.44
12:59AM
0.30
12:15PM
0.40
1:38AM
0.23
12:58PM
0.35
2:15AM
0.16
1:40PM
0.32
2:51AM
0.11
2:21PM
0.29
3:27AM
0.08
3:04PM
0.29
4:03AM
0.07
3:49PM
0.30
4:41AM
0.08
4:38PM
0.32
5:20AM
0.12
5:33PM
0.36

Note: the tide data above is for Long Jetty which is 2 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Shelley Beach.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Shelley Beach blow from the NW

Monday
02
Tuesday
03
Wednesday
04
Thursday
05
Friday
06
Saturday
07
Sunday
08
Monday
09
Tuesday
10
Wednesday
11
Thursday
12
Friday
13
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Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 20°C on Tue morning, min 11°C on Tue night). Winds increasing (calm on Mon morning, fresh winds from the W by Wed morning).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 16°C on Thu morning, min 9°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Mon night. Very mild (max 17°C on Sun morning, min 8°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 24°C on Thu morning, min 10°C on Thu night). Winds increasing (calm on Fri afternoon, fresh winds from the SSW by Sat morning).

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Information about the Shelley Beach Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Shelley Beach provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Shelley Beach can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Shelley Beach 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 (Shelley Beach) 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 Shelley Beach 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 Shelley Beach, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Newcastle, consider staying in Central Coast which is 20 km (12 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 24 km (15 miles) away, Dee Why, Newcastle and Hornsby.