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Port Kembla Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.4
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.3
Crowds: 2.7

Overall: 3.2

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Port Kembla Beach Spot ID

PK's Spilling it's lollies 2014, Port Kembla Beach photo

Port Kembla Beach

Photo credit: Rick Jackson

Type: beach

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.0 °C

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Tuesday, 23 October 2018, 10:05 Local time
Tuesday 23
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 10
NNW 15
NNE 20
NE 15
Wind State cross-
cross cross

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Port Kembla Beach in Illawarra is an exposed beach break that is usually a safe bet Works best in offshore winds from the northwest with some shelter here from northeast winds. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the southeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Hazards include Strong rips and tidal flows.

New-South-Wales wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Port Kembla, Australia, 1 km from Port Kembla Beach.

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Port Kembla Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Port Kembla wx, 1 km from Port Kembla Beach.

light winds from the N

Air temperature
19.3 °C

Current weather near Port Kembla Beach

Buoy Data:

At Port Kembla Waverider Buoy, 6 miles from Port Kembla Beach.

  3AM 4AM 5AM 6AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.893
Average period (s) 9.77 9.32 9.77 9.32

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Overall Port Kembla Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

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  • The closest passenger airport to Port Kembla Beach is Camden Airport (CDU) in Australia, 54 km (34 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Port Kembla Beach is Sydney Bankstown Airport (BWU), also in Australia, 63 km (39 miles) away.
  • Third is Kingsford Smith International Airport (Sydney) Airport (SYD) in Australia, 65 km (40 miles) away.
  • Richmond Airport (RCM) in Australia is 100 km (62 miles) away.
  • Canberra Airport (CBR), also in Australia is the fifth nearest airport to Port Kembla Beach and is 182 km (113 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Port Kembla Beach, NSW - Illawarra. Use the tab navigation above to view Port Kembla Beach sea temperature, Port Kembla Beach photographs, Port Kembla Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Port Kembla Beach webcams, current wind from NSW - Illawarra live weather stations and Port Kembla 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 Port Kembla Beach.