Newcastle-Hunter Surf Forecasts

Ben Macartney

Ben Macartney's Regional Outlook

Updated 20 Nov 2019 @ 9:59 AM (local)
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The surf heights forecasted for Newcastle-Hunter

Please consider your local spots specific orientation to the coast and any local idiosyncrasies that may also effect the swell in relation to this regional forecast.

  • Swell analysis

    Summary
    As discussed last week we’re seeing a weaker storm-track below the eastern half of the continent, translating into lower-levels of south swell emanating out of Bass Strait and from below Tasmania – and generally speaking that will translate into smaller, less frequent pulses of south swell throughout late November, interspersed with short-lived spikes in north-easterly windswell.

    Tuesday morning is shaping up as a low-point in wave-energy for the week as residual south swell fades to slow 1 to 2ft levels across southern exposures, mixing with similar small, short-period NE windswell along open beaches. The good news is an improvement is on the cards for Wednesday; taking the form of a small and directional, mid-period southerly groundswell; holding potential for small sets ranging from 2 to 3ft across southern exposures – and probably a foot or so bigger across Newcastle and Hunter coasts.

     

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1-2 ft - NW winds @ 6 knots Smoke haze. Becoming windy. 18.3°C, water 19°C

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1-2 ft - NW winds @ 6 knots Smoke haze. Becoming windy. 18.3°C, water 19°C

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