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Acids ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.2

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Acids Spot ID

summer swell, Acids photo


Photo credit: Richie Land

Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell E | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 20.0 °C

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Saturday, 19 January 2019, 16:48 Local time
Saturday 19
Wave (m) 1.3
Period (s) 6 6 7 7
Wind (km/h) 25
SSE 15
SSE 15
SSE 10
Wind State cross-

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Acids in Illawarra is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf. The best time of year for waves is autumn. Offshore winds blow from the west. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the best swell direction is from the east. Often Crowded. Hazards include - Urchins - Localism.

New-South-Wales wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Fairy Meadow, 2 km from Acids.

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Acids Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Fairy Meadow wx, 2 km from Acids.


Air temperature
22.8 °C

Current weather near Acids

Buoy Data:

At Port Kembla Waverider Buoy, 8 miles from Acids.

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Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
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Overall Acids Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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  • The closest passenger airport to Acids is Camden Airport (CDU) in Australia, 46 km (29 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Acids is Sydney Bankstown Airport (BWU), also in Australia, 55 km (34 miles) away.
  • Third is Kingsford Smith International Airport (Sydney) Airport (SYD) in Australia, 58 km (36 miles) away.
  • Richmond Airport (RCM) in Australia is 91 km (57 miles) away.
  • Canberra Airport (CBR), also in Australia is the fifth nearest airport to Acids and is 185 km (115 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Acids, NSW - Illawarra. Use the tab navigation above to view Acids sea temperature, Acids photographs, Acids detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Acids webcams, current wind from NSW - Illawarra live weather stations and Acids tide predictions. The Australia swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Australia and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Australia wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Acids.