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Barrack Point Surf Guide

Barrack Point in Illawarra is an exposed reef break that has very reliable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the west southwest. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the east. There is no reef break. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Take care of - Urchins - Rocks - Localism.

Barrack Point Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
22.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Barrack Point:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Barrack Point 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 31% of the time in June while 22% 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).

Explore Barrack Point Location Map

Interactive Barrack Point 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 Barrack Point is Camden Airport (CDU) in Australia, 60 km (37 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Barrack Point is Sydney Bankstown Airport (BWU), also in Australia, 72 km (45 miles) away.

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Barrack Point Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 25 May 2022, 14:46 Local Time
Wednesday 25
Wave (m)
Period (s) 10 9 10 10
Wind (km/h)
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Swell History at Barrack Point

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

Wind History at Barrack Point

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

Barrack Point Reviews:

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Boog from Australia
“Great wave on good swell.”

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    Reliability: very consistent
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