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Coalcliff ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.3
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 2.5

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Coalcliff Spot ID

Type: reef

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 18.7 °C

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Wednesday, 16 October 2019, 13:33 Local time
Wednesday 16
Wave (m) 0.8
Period (s) 9 9 9 12
Wind (km/h) 10
E 15
WSW 10
NW 10
Wind State cross-
off cross-

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Coalcliff in Sydney South is an exposed beach break that has very consistent surf and works all around the year. Offshore winds blow from the southwest. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southeast. The beach break offers mainly left hand waves. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for urchins, rips, rocks, obstacles, locals and sharks.

New-South-Wales wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Burning Palms, 6 km from Coalcliff.

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Coalcliff Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At WattamollaAws, 14 km from Coalcliff.

light winds from the SE

Air temperature
- °C

Current weather near Coalcliff

Buoy Data:

At Port Kembla Waverider Buoy, 17 miles from Coalcliff.

  6AM 7AM 8AM 9AM
Data Age 6 hr 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr
Wave height (m) 1.609
Average period (s) 5.64 6.16 - 9.77

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Overall Coalcliff Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

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  • The closest passenger airport to Coalcliff is Sydney Bankstown Airport (BWU) in Australia, 34 km (21 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Coalcliff is Kingsford Smith International Airport (Sydney) Airport (SYD), also in Australia, 35 km (22 miles) away.
  • Third is Camden Airport (CDU) in Australia, 36 km (22 miles) away.
  • Richmond Airport (RCM) in Australia is 73 km (45 miles) away.
  • Newcastle Airport (NTL), also in Australia is the fifth nearest airport to Coalcliff and is 177 km (110 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Coalcliff, NSW - Illawarra. Use the tab navigation above to view Coalcliff sea temperature, Coalcliff photographs, Coalcliff detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Coalcliff webcams, current wind from NSW - Illawarra live weather stations and Coalcliff tide predictions. The Australia swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Australia and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Australia wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Coalcliff.