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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: 16.1 °C

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Wednesday, 22 August 2018, 02:19 Local time
Wednesday 22
Wave (m) 1.7
Period (s) 11 11 12 10
Wind (km/h) 30
WSW 25
WSW 20
WSW 20
Wind State cross-
off cross-

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Oilies in Illawarra is an exposed breakwater break that has quite reliable surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the west and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. The breakwater break offers both left and right hand waves. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Hazards include - 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.

IS AT (local time)

Oilies Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Bellambi Aws, 8 km from Oilies.

light winds from the WSW

no report
Air temperature
12.0 °C

Current weather near Oilies

Overall Oilies Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August

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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.