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Sawmills ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.2

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Sawmills Spot ID

Type: reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.5 °C

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Thursday, 23 May 2019, 06:43 Local time
Thursday 23
Wave (m) 2.1
Period (s) 12 12 12 13
Wind (km/h) 15
NW 15
NW 10
Wind State off off off off

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Sawmills in Cape Otway is a fairly exposed reef break that has unreliable waves. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the north northwest with some shelter here from southwest winds. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. There is a right breaking reef. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Hazards include rips and rocks.

Victoria wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Boneyards, 2 km from Sawmills.

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Sawmills Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Geelong, 28 km from Sawmills.


Air temperature
9 °C

Current weather near Sawmills

Overall Sawmills Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May

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  • The closest passenger airport to Sawmills is Avalon Airport (AVV) in Australia, 87 km (54 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Sawmills is Melbourne Moorabbin Airport (MBW), also in Australia, 132 km (82 miles) away.
  • Third is Melbourne Essendon Airport (MEB) in Australia, 137 km (85 miles) away.
  • Melbourne International Airport (MEL) in Australia is 139 km (86 miles) away.
  • Albury Airport (ABX), also in Australia is the fifth nearest airport to Sawmills and is 397 km (247 miles) away.
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