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Flat Rock Surf Forecast / NSW – North Coast / Australia

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 10 am Monday 05 Dec 2022 AEDT
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Flat Rock surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Flat Rock sea temperature is 22.9 °C (Statistics for 05 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 23.8 max: 24.9 min: 22.0 °C)
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Flat Rock surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Flat Rock sea temperature is 22.9 °C (Statistics for 05 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 23.8 max: 24.9 min: 22.0 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-off at Flat Rock (light winds from the SSW at Ballina Airport Automatic Weather Station 5 km from Flat Rock).

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Light
13 km/h
SSW
Cross-Off
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Flat Rock this week:

The surf forecast for Flat Rock over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Monday (Dec 05) at 2PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.8m and 9s period with a secondary swell of 0.3m and 9s. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Flat Rock in the next 12 days are 2.5m 8s and forecast to arrive on Thursday (Dec 08) at 11PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-shore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.4m 3s period and expected on Tuesday (Dec 06) at 5AM.

Wave TypeTime (AEDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 2PM (Mon 5th Dec)6ft (1.8m) 9s
Best Surf 2PM (Mon 5th Dec)6ft (1.8m) 9s
Most Powerful11PM (Thu 8th Dec)8ft (2.5m) 8s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Flat Rock over the next 12 days.

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Monday
05
Tuesday
06
Wednesday
07
Thursday
08
Friday
09
Saturday
10
Sunday
11
Monday
12
Tuesday
13
Wednesday
14
Thursday
15
Friday
16
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
Rating
(10 max)
323302101201221023200000002212212101
Swell
Height Map
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.9
E
1.8
E
1.6
E
1.4
E
1.2
E
0.9
E
0.8
E
0.8
E
0.8
S
0.7
S
1.3
S
2.5
SSE
2.1
SSE
2.1
SSE
1.2
S
1
S
1.1
S
1
S
1
S
0.9
S
0.9
S
0.8
SSE
0.8
SSE
0.6
SSE
0.4
NE
1.7
NNE
1.5
NNE
1.4
NNE
0.6
NE
1.4
NNE
0.6
NE
0.6
NE
0.9
E
0.8
E
0.8
E
0.9
E
Period(s) (?)9998888811101088101091010101010101010135661561313910109
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)64153340427919610582801491003328506067522681752642061901511611331317561165143140171124111109139118116142
Wind
(km/h)
15
S
15
ESE
10
NW
5
NNW
20
SE
15
SW
5
SE
25
NE
15
N
5
NNW
25
SE
25
SSE
20
SSE
20
SE
20
SE
15
SE
15
ESE
5
ENE
10
NE
25
NE
20
N
25
NNE
35
NNE
20
N
20
S
20
SE
5
SSW
5
SW
10
ENE
10
NW
15
SSW
10
SSE
15
SSW
15
S
15
ESE
15
S
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
crossoncross-
off
glasscross-
on
cross-
off
glasscross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscrosscrosscrosscross-
on
cross-
off
glassoncross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
crossoncross
High Tide
/ height (m)
7:19PM
1.10
8:03AM
1.49
8:02PM
1.06
8:41AM
1.56
8:42PM
1.03
9:19AM
1.61
9:21PM
1.00
9:56AM
1.62
10:00PM
0.96
10:32AM
1.60
10:42PM
0.92
11:09AM
1.56
11:25PM
0.87
11:46AM
1.49
12:13AM
0.83
12:25PM
1.41
1:04AM
0.80
1:06PM
1.33
2:01AM
0.80
1:50PM
1.25
3:02AM
0.84
2:39PM
1.18
4:04AM
0.91
Low Tide
/ height (m)
1:38PM
0.32
1:20AM
0.14
2:28PM
0.31
1:55AM
0.15
3:15PM
0.32
2:30AM
0.17
3:58PM
0.32
3:04AM
0.20
4:40PM
0.33
3:40AM
0.23
5:22PM
0.33
4:16AM
0.28
6:04PM
0.32
4:54AM
0.32
6:47PM
0.31
5:36AM
0.38
7:30PM
0.30
6:22AM
0.43
8:13PM
0.29
7:15AM
0.47
8:56PM
0.28
8:16AM
0.51
9:39PM
0.26

Note: the tide data above is for Ballina, Australia which is 3 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Flat Rock.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Flat Rock blow from the W

Monday
05
Tuesday
06
Wednesday
07
Thursday
08
Friday
09
Saturday
10
Sunday
11
Monday
12
Tuesday
13
Wednesday
14
Thursday
15
Friday
16
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Rain (mm)
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Temp. °C222321283022242623283022212120202019212221252523232321202122232322232422
Low °C192319222518202420222519202019202018182219212421222219192020212320212321
Feels °C (?)222221282921252623303219181817181717212018222120222021222224242423232323
Sunrise5:39--5:39--5:39--5:39--5:39--5:39--5:39--5:39--5:39--5:41--5:41--5:41--
Sunset-7:31--7:32--7:34--7:34--7:35--7:36--7:37--7:37--7:37--7:38--7:38--7:39-

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 4mm), mostly falling on Wed night. Warm (max 30°C on Tue afternoon, min 18°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Some drizzle, heaviest during Thu night. Warm (max 30°C on Thu afternoon, min 18°C on Sat night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SSE on Thu night, calm by Sat night).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 11mm), heaviest on Tue night. Warm (max 25°C on Mon morning, min 18°C on Sun morning). Winds increasing (calm on Sun morning, fresh winds from the NNE by Mon afternoon).

Long Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 21mm), heaviest during Wed morning. Warm (max 24°C on Fri afternoon, min 19°C on Wed morning). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Flat Rock Surf forecast

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

Skinners (Flat Rock) is 6 km (4 miles) from Ballina. If you plan a holiday in North Coast - New South Wales, look for hotels and other accommodation in Ballina. Ballina has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.