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Garie Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.5
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.8

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Garie Beach Spot ID

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Type: beach and reef

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind NNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 23.9 °C

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Thursday, 22 February 2018, 02:10 Local time
Thursday 22
Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 9 9 8 9
Wind (km/h) 10
N 5
NW 5
NW 10
Wind State off cross-

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Garie Beach in Illawarra is an exposed beach and reef break that is often working and works all around the year. Works best in offshore winds from the north northwest. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the best swell direction is from the southeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right and there are also left and right hand reef breaks on offer. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded. Beware of - Rips / undertow - Rocks - Localism.

New-South-Wales wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Burning Palms, 3 km from Garie Beach.

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Garie Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Wollongong Helensburgh wx, 7 km from Garie Beach.


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Air temperature
16.9 °C

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Overall Garie Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in February

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  • The closest passenger airport to Garie Beach is Kingsford Smith International Airport (Sydney) Airport (SYD) in Australia, 27 km (17 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Garie Beach is Sydney Bankstown Airport (BWU), also in Australia, 29 km (18 miles) away.
  • Third is Camden Airport (CDU) in Australia, 38 km (24 miles) away.
  • Richmond Airport (RCM) in Australia is 69 km (43 miles) away.
  • Newcastle Airport (NTL), also in Australia is the fifth nearest airport to Garie Beach and is 169 km (105 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Garie Beach, NSW - Illawarra. Use the tab navigation above to view Garie Beach sea temperature, Garie Beach photographs, Garie Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Garie Beach webcams, current wind from NSW - Illawarra live weather stations and Garie Beach 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 Garie Beach.