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Wategos Surf Forecast / NSW – North Coast / Australia

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 4 am Tuesday 04 Oct 2022 AEDT
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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 20.6 °C (Statistics for 04 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 21.5 max: 22.5 min: 20.2 °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 20.6 °C (Statistics for 04 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 21.5 max: 22.5 min: 20.2 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-off at Wategos (light winds from the SW at Cape Byron Automatic Weather Station 1 km from Wategos).

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Light
13 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 Tuesday (Oct 04) at 11AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.4m and 10s period with a secondary swell of 0.1m and 11s. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Wategos in the next 12 days are 2.5m 8s and forecast to arrive on Sunday (Oct 09) at 2AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.6m 6s period and expected on Tuesday (Oct 11) at 11AM.

Wave TypeTime (AEDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)11AM (Tue 4th Oct)4.5ft (1.4m) 10s
Best Surf 5PM (Mon 10th Oct)6ft (1.9m) 10s
Most Powerful 2AM (Sun 9th Oct)8ft (2.5m) 8s

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

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Tuesday
04
Wednesday
05
Thursday
06
Friday
07
Saturday
08
Sunday
09
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
Rating
(10 max)
322211000001000001243433402003333322
Swell
Height Map
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T new south wales.htsgw.metric.39.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.63.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.87.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.111.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.135.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.159.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.183.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.207.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.231.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.255.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.279.cc23
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.4
SE
1.3
SE
1.2
SE
1.1
SE
0.9
SE
0.8
SE
0.6
SE
0.5
SE
0.7
ENE
1.3
E
1.5
E
1.7
E
1.6
E
1.9
ENE
2.5
ENE
2.2
ENE
1.9
ENE
1.8
ENE
1.7
ENE
1.9
E
1.9
E
1.8
E
1.7
E
1.7
E
1.8
E
1.7
E
1.7
E
1.5
E
1.4
E
1.3
E
1.3
E
1.3
E
1.3
E
1.2
E
1.2
E
1.1
E
Period(s) (?)1010999988567788888891010101011111111111111121212121212
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)36929323521112991513124124226306292450759650488466466697730696627651743661670526465431469469469393387322
Wind
(km/h)
5
ENE
15
NE
0
N
10
ESE
15
ESE
10
SSE
10
E
10
E
0
NE
20
ENE
20
NE
15
NNE
25
NE
25
NE
25
NE
25
NNE
20
NNE
15
N
15
N
10
N
5
W
25
S
20
S
10
SW
5
S
20
NNE
20
N
25
N
20
N
10
SW
15
SE
10
ESE
10
WNW
5
SSW
25
SSE
30
SSW
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
cross-
on
cross-
on
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrossglasscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
onononcrossoffoffcross-
off
offcross-
on
onononcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
offcross-
off
off
High Tide
/ height (m)
4:23PM
1.49
5:09AM
0.94
5:29PM
1.57
6:08AM
1.06
6:24PM
1.64
6:56AM
1.19
7:10PM
1.67
7:39AM
1.31
7:52PM
1.65
8:18AM
1.42
8:31PM
1.58
8:56AM
1.51
9:07PM
1.48
9:33AM
1.55
9:43PM
1.36
10:10AM
1.56
10:18PM
1.22
10:48AM
1.52
10:55PM
1.09
11:29AM
1.46
11:35PM
0.97
12:14PM
1.38
12:24AM
0.88
Low Tide
/ height (m)
9:21AM
0.36
11:25PM
0.27
10:42AM
0.30
12:19AM
0.17
11:48AM
0.21
1:02AM
0.09
12:43PM
0.13
1:40AM
0.02
1:32PM
0.07
2:14AM
-0.01
2:18PM
0.04
2:46AM
-0.02
3:02PM
0.06
3:17AM
0.01
3:46PM
0.11
3:47AM
0.05
4:29PM
0.18
4:17AM
0.12
5:14PM
0.27
4:48AM
0.21
6:03PM
0.36
5:23AM
0.30
7:00PM
0.44

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

Tuesday
04
Wednesday
05
Thursday
06
Friday
07
Saturday
08
Sunday
09
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
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Rain (mm)
----211-1544444--141-111-----1--75--
Temp. °C181918191919181919191919202020212220212020192019202120232522212019182019
Low °C161917171816171916181918192019202120201917181917172119192318182016172015
Feels °C (?)171616171717161718161718181717182019211921171818212118202322191819191614
Sunrise6:20--6:20--6:18--6:16--6:16--6:15--6:13--6:13--6:11--6:11--6:09--6:09--
Sunset-6:46--6:47--6:47--6:49--6:49--6:50--6:51--6:51--6:52--6:52--6:52--6:52-

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Wed afternoon. Very mild (max 19°C on Tue afternoon, min 16°C on Tue morning). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 26mm), heaviest during Fri morning. Warm (max 22°C on Sun afternoon, min 18°C on Fri morning). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 8mm), mostly falling on Mon morning. Warm (max 21°C on Mon morning, min 17°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 13mm), heaviest on Fri night. Warm (max 25°C on Thu afternoon, min 15°C on Sat night). Mainly fresh winds.

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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.