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

Overall: 3.2

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Acids Surf Guide

Acids in Illawarra is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf. The best time of year for waves is autumn. Offshore winds are from the west. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the optimum swell angle is from the east. Often Crowded. Beware of - Urchins - Localism.

Acids Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
20.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Acids:

The best conditions reported for surf at Acids occur when a East swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Acids (for consistent clean waves)?

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Acids with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 28% of the time in June while 25% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 47% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
28%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
25%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
47%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Acids Location Map

Interactive Acids surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Acids is Camden Airport (CDU) in Australia, 46 km (29 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Acids is Sydney Bankstown Airport (BWU), also in Australia, 55 km (34 miles) away.

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Acids Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 11 May 2021, 07:40 Local Time
Tuesday 11
7AM10AM1PM4PM
Wave (m) 0.9
E
0.8
E
0.8
ENE
0.8
ENE
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 5
W 10
N 5
WNW 5
SSE
Wind State glass cross off cross

Swell History at Acids

Surf stats for Acids, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Acids

Wind stats for Acids, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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