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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

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Photo credit: Richie Land

Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell E | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.1 °C

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Monday, 20 August 2018, 08:45 Local time
Monday 20
Wave (m) 5.5
Period (s) 12 12 12 11
Wind (km/h) 25
SW 25
SSW 15
S 10
Wind State cross-

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Acids in Illawarra is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf. The optimum time of year for waves is autumn. Offshore winds are from the west. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell direction is from the east. Likely to be crowded if working. Watch out for - 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
9.9 °C

Current weather near Acids

Overall Acids Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August

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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.