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Barrack Point ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.4

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Barrack Point Spot ID

Mads Pumping, Barrack Point photo

Barrack Point

Photo credit: Lee

Type: reef

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell E | Wind WSW

Sea Temperature Today is: 26.0 °C

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Sunday, 21 July 2019, 06:39 Local time
Sunday 21
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 10
NW 10
NNW 10
N 5
Wind State cross-
cross cross glass

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Barrack Point in Illawarra is an exposed reef break that has very consistent waves, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds blow from the west southwest. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the east. No reef break here. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Beware of - Urchins - Rocks - Localism.

New-South-Wales wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Cowries, 2 km from Barrack Point.

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Barrack Point Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Wollongong Airport, 9 km from Barrack Point.

light winds from the SSE

no report
Air temperature
2.6 °C

Current weather near Barrack Point

Buoy Data:

At Port Kembla Waverider Buoy, 11 miles from Barrack Point.

  1AM 2AM 3AM 4AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.881
Average period (s) 12.93 10.83 - 12.14

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Overall Barrack Point Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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  • The closest passenger airport to Barrack Point is Camden Airport (CDU) in Australia, 60 km (37 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Barrack Point is Sydney Bankstown Airport (BWU), also in Australia, 72 km (45 miles) away.
  • Third is Kingsford Smith International Airport (Sydney) Airport (SYD) in Australia, 74 km (46 miles) away.
  • Richmond Airport (RCM) in Australia is 107 km (66 miles) away.
  • Canberra Airport (CBR), also in Australia is the fifth nearest airport to Barrack Point and is 174 km (108 miles) away.
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