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Austinmer Pools ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.4

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Austinmer Pools Surf Guide

Austinmer Pools in Illawarra is an exposed reef break that has quite reliable surf. The best time of year for waves is autumn. Offshore winds are from the west. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the east. There is no reef break. Good surf at all stages of the tide. An uncrowded break, even when it is working. Watch out for - Rips / undertow - Rocks - Shark protected.

Austinmer Pools Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
22.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Austinmer Pools:

The best conditions reported for surf at Austinmer Pools 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 Austinmer Pools (for consistent clean waves)?

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Austinmer Pools 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.
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 Pools 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 Pools is Camden Airport (CDU) in Australia, 38 km (24 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Austinmer Pools is Sydney Bankstown Airport (BWU), also in Australia, 43 km (27 miles) away.

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Austinmer Pools Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 16 April 2021, 09:30 Local Time
Friday 16
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 5 11 10 8
Wind (km/h) 10
SW 20
SSE 25
SSE 20
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at Austinmer Pools

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

Wind History at Austinmer Pools

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

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