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North Era ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 4.0

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North Era Spot ID

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Type: beach and point

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 26.0 °C

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Sunday, 21 July 2019, 05:52 Local time
Sunday 21
Wave (m) 0.7
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 10
NW 10
NNW 10
N 10
Wind State off off cross-

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North Era in Sydney South is an exposed beach and point break that has very reliable surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the northwest. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right and also offers a left hand point break too. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Rarely crowded here. Beware of rips, rocks and locals.

New-South-Wales wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Burning Palms, 2 km from North Era.

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North Era Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At WattamollaAws, 7 km from North Era.

light winds from the NW

Air temperature
- °C

Current weather near North Era

Buoy Data:

At Port Kembla Waverider Buoy, 21 miles from North Era.

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

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Overall North Era Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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  • The closest passenger airport to North Era is Kingsford Smith International Airport (Sydney) Airport (SYD) in Australia, 28 km (17 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to North Era is Sydney Bankstown Airport (BWU), also in Australia, 29 km (18 miles) away.
  • Third is Camden Airport (CDU) in Australia, 37 km (23 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 North Era and is 170 km (106 miles) away.
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