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Boneyard ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 1.4
Difficulty Level: 2.1
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.2
Crowds: 1.6

Overall: 1.7

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Boneyard Spot ID

Boneyard Bombo NSW photo


Photo credit: Noel Downey

Boneyard Bombo NSW photo


Photo credit: Noel Downey

Boneyard Bombo NSW photo


Photo credit: Noel Downey

Boneyard Bombo NSW photo


Photo credit: Noel Downey

Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind WNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 26.0 °C

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Sunday, 21 July 2019, 06:25 Local time
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Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 10
NW 10
NNW 10
Wind State cross-

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Boneyard on the South Coast is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the west northwest with some shelter here from south winds. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. A left hand reef. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. Rarely crowded here. Be warned that sharks have been sighted.

New-South-Wales wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Kiama, 4 km from Boneyard.

IS AT (local time)

Boneyard Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Kiama (Bombo Headland), 1 km from Boneyard.


no report
Air temperature
10.2 °C

Current weather near Boneyard

Buoy Data:

At Port Kembla Waverider Buoy, 15 miles from Boneyard.

  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 Boneyard Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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  • The closest passenger airport to Boneyard is Camden Airport (CDU) in Australia, 70 km (43 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Boneyard is Sydney Bankstown Airport (BWU), also in Australia, 81 km (50 miles) away.
  • Third is Kingsford Smith International Airport (Sydney) Airport (SYD) in Australia, 83 km (52 miles) away.
  • Richmond Airport (RCM) in Australia is 117 km (73 miles) away.
  • Canberra Airport (CBR), also in Australia is the fifth nearest airport to Boneyard and is 169 km (105 miles) away.
Boneyard break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Boneyard, NSW - Illawarra. Use the tab navigation above to view Boneyard sea temperature, Boneyard photographs, Boneyard detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Boneyard webcams, current wind from NSW - Illawarra live weather stations and Boneyard 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 Boneyard.