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Wategos ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 1.5
Accommodation: 5.0

Overall: 3.1

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Wategos Surf Forecast / NSW – North Coast / Australia

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 3 am Wednesday 19 May 2021 AEST
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Wategos surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Wategos sea temperature is 23.1 °C (Statistics for 19 May 1981-2005 - mean: 23.3 max: 24.9 min: 22.4 °C)
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Wategos surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Wategos sea temperature is 23.1 °C (Statistics for 19 May 1981-2005 - mean: 23.3 max: 24.9 min: 22.4 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-off at Wategos (moderate winds from the SW at CapeByronAws 1 km from Wategos).

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1 h 40 min ago

Moderate
28 km/h
SW
Cross-Off
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Wategos this week:

The surf forecast for Wategos over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Wednesday (May 19) at 10PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.8m and 11s period with a secondary swell of 0.8m and 11s. The wind is predicted to be glassy as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Wategos in the next 12 days are 2.5m 13s and forecast to arrive on Tuesday (May 25) at 7PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-shore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.3m 6s period and expected on Friday (May 21) at 10PM.

Wave TypeTime (AEST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)10PM (Wed 19th May)2.5ft (0.8m) 11s
Best Surf10AM (Tue 25th May)7.5ft (2.3m) 14s
Most Powerful 7PM (Tue 25th May)8ft (2.5m) 13s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Wategos 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
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thursday
27
Friday
28
Saturday
29
Sunday
30
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
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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
0.5
E
0.6
E
0.6
ENE
0.7
ENE
0.8
ENE
0.9
ENE
0.3
ESE
0.8
ENE
1.5
SE
1.4
SE
1.6
ESE
1.5
E
1.6
E
1.4
E
1.3
E
1.7
ESE
1.8
ESE
2
ESE
2.3
ESE
2.4
ESE
2.4
ESE
2.2
ESE
2.2
ESE
2.2
E
2.4
E
2.5
ESE
2.1
E
1.8
E
1.5
E
1.3
E
1
E
1
E
0.9
E
0.6
E
0.5
E
0.4
ENE
55577811767778888881413131313131312121211101099998
1219204161812259167183233223318240202336382512198719301901155614741556184318411292851526333184162126553623
10
SSW
5
SSE
5
SW
15
SSW
10
SE
10
SSE
15
SSE
20
SSE
20
SSE
20
SSE
20
SSE
15
SSE
10
S
15
SSE
15
SSE
20
SSE
20
SSE
15
SE
5
SSE
10
ESE
5
E
5
SSW
10
ESE
5
SW
10
SSW
15
SSE
15
S
20
S
20
SSE
20
SSE
20
SSE
20
SSE
15
SSE
15
SSE
15
SSE
10
SSW
offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
glassoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffoffoffcross-
off
offcross-
off
offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
1:47PM
0.90
1:54AM
1.42
2:57PM
0.98
2:55AM
1.44
3:57PM
1.10
3:54AM
1.46
4:50PM
1.25
4:50AM
1.46
5:40PM
1.43
5:44AM
1.44
6:27PM
1.59
6:37AM
1.38
7:14PM
1.73
7:29AM
1.31
8:02PM
1.83
8:20AM
1.22
8:51PM
1.87
9:12AM
1.12
9:42PM
1.86
10:06AM
1.04
10:34PM
1.79
11:03AM
0.97
11:29PM
1.68
7:09PM
0.43
8:55AM
0.24
8:22PM
0.42
9:47AM
0.16
9:34PM
0.37
10:34AM
0.07
10:40PM
0.29
11:19AM
0.01
11:42PM
0.19
12:01PM
-0.04
12:41AM
0.10
12:43PM
-0.06
1:39AM
0.04
1:26PM
-0.06
2:35AM
0.01
2:10PM
-0.03
3:32AM
0.03
2:56PM
0.02
4:28AM
0.07
3:44PM
0.09
5:27AM
0.13
4:36PM
0.18

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

Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thursday
27
Friday
28
Saturday
29
Sunday
30
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
thunderstorm
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
light rain
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
rain showers
light rain
thunderstorm
rain showers
partially cloudy
cloudy
rain showers
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
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11--------242241--22------42511--1-14
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6:22--6:22--6:22--6:24--6:24--6:24--6:26--6:26--6:26--6:26--6:28--6:28--
-5:00--5:00--4:59--4:59--4:59--4:58--4:58--4:58--4:57--4:57--4:57--4:55-

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Wed morning. Warm (max 20°C on Fri morning, min 16°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 15mm), heaviest on Sat night. Warm (max 20°C on Sat morning, min 17°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 8mm), mostly falling on Tue morning. Warm (max 20°C on Tue afternoon, min 16°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 24mm), heaviest during Fri night. Warm (max 20°C on Sat morning, min 14°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Wategos Surf forecast

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

Wategos is 27 km (17 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.