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Austinmer Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.0

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Austinmer Beach Surf Guide

Austinmer Beach in Illawarra is an exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf. The best time of year for waves is autumn. The best wind direction is from the west northwest. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell direction is from the east. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around low tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Take care of - Rips / undertow - Rocks - Shark protected.

Austinmer Beach Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
17.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Austinmer Beach:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Austinmer Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 29% of the time in July while 14% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 57% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

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Interactive Austinmer Beach 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 Austinmer Beach is Camden Airport (CDU) in Australia, 37 km (23 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Austinmer Beach is Sydney Bankstown Airport (BWU), also in Australia, 43 km (27 miles) away.

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Austinmer Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 18 September 2021, 02:44 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h)
Wind State off cross-

Swell History at Austinmer Beach

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

Wind History at Austinmer Beach

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

Austinmer Beach Reviews:

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Based on 1 vote.
  • Overall:Icon  s33.0
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s33.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s33.0
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s11.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s33.0
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Crewe from United Kingdom
“I had a lovely stay with family for three months over the summer period. Austinmer is very nice. The beach is lovely and clean, a bit rough in the water at times though. I was very disappointed with the changing rooms. They are a disgrace, falling apart, paint coming off walls, cobwebs, old fashioned toilet cisterns, door locks are very poor and hooks are just nails. This is not acceptable for locals never mind all the tourist that pay a lot of money in the area for things. Also, the pool was not finished in time for summer and was slippery on the path leading to it as well as rough concrete that was easy to get hurt on. There are no excuses for these not to be put right.
Yours sincerely.”

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