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Oilies NSW Wollongong photo


Photo credit: Noel Downey

Oilies NSW Wollongong photo


Photo credit: Noel Downey

Type: breakwater

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 18.6 °C

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Saturday, 26 May 2018, 04:44 Local time
Saturday 26
Wave (m) 2.2
Period (s) 13 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 5
W 10
W 10
WNW 10
Wind State off off off cross-

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Oilies in Illawarra is an exposed breakwater break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the west and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the southeast. The breakwater breaks offer lefts and rights. It's sometimes crowded here. Take care of - Rocks - Man-made danger (buoys etc.) - Localism - Pollution - Sharks.

New-South-Wales wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Port Kembla, Australia, 4 km from Oilies.

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Oilies Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Fairy Meadow wx, 6 km from Oilies.


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Overall Oilies Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May

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