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Headlands ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.7

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-off at Headlands (light winds from the SW at BellambiAws 13 km from Headlands). 1.3m 9 s period wind swell from S
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Actual: 57 min ago

Moderate
19 km/h
SW
Cross-Off
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Headlands Surf Forecast / NSW – Illawarra / Australia

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 3 pm Monday 26 Aug 2019 AEST

Headlands surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's Headlands sea temperature is 16.9 °C (Statistics for 26 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 17.4 max: 18.9 min: 15.9 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.3
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1
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0.9
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0.7
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0.6
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0.6
ENE
0.6
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0.4
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3
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2.5
SSE
1.5
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1.7
ESE
2
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1.7
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1.8
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1.7
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1.7
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1.8
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1.8
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1.7
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1.7
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Period(s) (?)998886658877788899910111111
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)287146105614128251012281217687242152310529382482445473591692643655
Wind
(km/h)
15
SSE
5
SSE
20
S
10
SSE
5
WSW
5
W
10
ENE
15
WSW
35
SSW
35
S
30
SSE
20
SSW
20
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15
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15
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15
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15
SW
5
SSW
10
ENE
10
WNW
20
S
10
SSE
10
NW
Wind State(?)crosscrosscross-
off
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off
cross-
off
crosscross-
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on
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High Tide
/ height (m)
4:34PM
1.45

5:21AM
1.06
5:31PM
1.56

6:18AM
1.14
6:24PM
1.67

7:10AM
1.23

7:15PM
1.74
7:59AM
1.31

8:05PM
1.77
8:46AM
1.37

8:54PM
1.74
9:33AM
1.42

9:43PM
1.66
10:20AM
1.44


Low Tide
/ height (m)

11:23PM
0.24
10:58AM
0.34

12:18AM
0.12
11:56AM
0.27

1:08AM
0.01
12:50PM
0.20

1:55AM
-0.06

1:43PM
0.14
2:40AM
-0.10

2:35PM
0.10
3:25AM
-0.08

3:27PM
0.10

4:09AM
-0.02
4:22PM
0.14

Note: the tide data above is for Bulli which is 9 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Headlands.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Headlands blow from the WSW.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
291082--2213--42--21----
High °C
1313121213171612121313121314151513171715171614
Low °C
1211111211151410111312101312151413161612161514
Chill °C (?)
121310111317161091010101113141412171715161614
Sunrise
--6:20--6:20--6:18--6:16--6:16--6:15--6:13--
Sunset
5:32--5:34--5:34--5:35--5:36--5:37--5:37--5:37-
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 39mm), heaviest during Tue morning. Cool air temperatures (max 17°C on Wed morning, min 10°C on Wed night). Winds increasing (calm on Tue afternoon, fresh winds from the S by Thu morning).Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 9mm), mostly falling on Fri night. Cool air temperatures (max 17°C on Sun morning, min 10°C on Fri morning). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Headlands Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Headlands provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Headlands can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Headlands surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Headlands) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Headlands may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Headlands is 19 km (12 miles) from Wollongong. If you plan a holiday in Illawarra, look for hotels and other accommodation in Wollongong. Wollongong has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.