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Fairy Meadow Surf Forecast / NSW – Illawarra / Australia

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 3 am Friday 20 May 2022 AEST
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Fairy Meadow surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Fairy Meadow sea temperature is 21.9 °C (Statistics for 20 May 1981-2005 - mean: 19.9 max: 22.0 min: 18.5 °C)
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Fairy Meadow surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Fairy Meadow sea temperature is 21.9 °C (Statistics for 20 May 1981-2005 - mean: 19.9 max: 22.0 min: 18.5 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still offshore at Fairy Meadow (light winds from the WSW at Port Kembla Ntc Aws 1 km from Fairy Meadow).

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Light
15 km/h
WSW
Offshore
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Fairy Meadow this week:

The surf forecast for Fairy Meadow over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Friday (May 20) at 7AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 2.3m and 10s period with a secondary swell of 0.1m and 7s. Another secondary swell of 0.1m and 10s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Fairy Meadow in the next 12 days are 2.5m 12s and forecast to arrive on Friday (May 20) at 10AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-shore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.6m 4s period and expected on Wednesday (May 25) at 7AM.

Wave TypeTime (AEST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 7AM (Fri 20th May)7.5ft (2.3m) 10s
Best Surf 7AM (Fri 20th May)7.5ft (2.3m) 10s
Most Powerful10AM (Fri 20th May)8ft (2.5m) 12s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Fairy Meadow over the next 12 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Friday
20
Saturday
21
Sunday
22
Monday
23
Tuesday
24
Wednesday
25
Thursday
26
Friday
27
Saturday
28
Sunday
29
Monday
30
Tuesday
31
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
33341221112122322221213322112441111534
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T new south wales.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.192.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.216.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.240.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.264.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.288.cc23
2.5
S
2.1
S
1.9
SSE
1.6
SSE
1.5
SSE
1.6
SSE
1.4
SSE
1.4
SSE
1.3
SSE
1.4
SE
1.1
SSE
1
S
1.1
SSE
1.1
SSE
1.1
SSE
1.1
SSE
0.9
SSE
0.8
SSE
0.7
SSE
0.7
SSE
0.8
ENE
1
ENE
1.4
ENE
1.4
ENE
1.5
ENE
1.7
ENE
1.6
ENE
1.3
ENE
1.3
E
2.3
S
2.3
S
3
SSE
5
S
2.5
ESE
2.1
ESE
2.2
S
121110101010109961010912111010101010999910101011128881010118
2070106573450243745234934830514225019621633327027018013610010410214427531543355147341545668668297852591508980594
20
S
15
S
15
SSE
15
S
15
S
10
S
10
S
20
SSE
15
SSE
15
S
15
SSE
10
SSE
15
S
15
S
10
S
10
S
5
SE
5
WSW
5
SSW
10
S
5
W
10
S
5
SW
10
W
20
SSW
30
SSW
30
SSW
30
SSW
20
SSW
10
WSW
20
W
20
W
10
WNW
15
NNW
25
NNW
15
NNW
crosscrosscrosscross-
off
crosscrosscrosscrosscrosscrosscrosscrosscrosscrosscross-
off
crosscross-
on
glasscross-
off
crossoffcrossglassoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffoffoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
11:56AM
1.25
11:48PM
1.82
1:05PM
1.23
12:51AM
1.74
2:16PM
1.24
1:57AM
1.65
3:22PM
1.30
3:05AM
1.58
4:20PM
1.37
4:09AM
1.51
5:08PM
1.46
5:07AM
1.46
5:51PM
1.54
5:58AM
1.40
6:29PM
1.62
6:44AM
1.36
7:06PM
1.69
7:27AM
1.32
7:42PM
1.75
8:09AM
1.28
8:18PM
1.78
8:51AM
1.25
8:55PM
1.79
5:14PM
0.63
6:53AM
0.30
6:19PM
0.69
7:57AM
0.34
7:33PM
0.72
8:59AM
0.37
8:50PM
0.71
9:55AM
0.39
10:03PM
0.67
10:44AM
0.41
11:08PM
0.60
11:25AM
0.43
12:03AM
0.53
12:02PM
0.44
12:53AM
0.48
12:36PM
0.46
1:38AM
0.44
1:10PM
0.48
2:20AM
0.41
1:43PM
0.50
3:02AM
0.40
2:18PM
0.54
3:44AM
0.40

Note: the tide data above is for Port Kembla, Australia which is 2 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Fairy Meadow.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Fairy Meadow blow from the W

Friday
20
Saturday
21
Sunday
22
Monday
23
Tuesday
24
Wednesday
25
Thursday
26
Friday
27
Saturday
28
Sunday
29
Monday
30
Tuesday
31
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6:45--6:46--6:47--6:48--6:48--6:48--6:50--6:50--6:50--6:52--6:52--6:52--
-4:59--4:59--4:58--4:57--4:57--4:55--4:55--4:55--4:54--4:54--4:53--4:53-

Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 39mm), heaviest during Sat night. Very mild (max 17°C on Sun afternoon, min 14°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 31mm), heaviest during Wed morning. Very mild (max 17°C on Tue morning, min 14°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 26mm), heaviest during Fri night. Very mild (max 17°C on Thu morning, min 14°C on Thu night). Winds increasing (calm on Fri afternoon, fresh winds from the SSW by Sat night).

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 18°C on Mon morning, min 12°C on Sun night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SSW on Sun morning, light winds from the WSW by Sun night).

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Information about the Fairy Meadow Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Fairy Meadow provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Fairy Meadow can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Fairy Meadow surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Fairy Meadow) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Fairy Meadow may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Fairy Meadow is 4 km (2 miles) from the city of Port Kembla. If you plan a holiday in Illawarra, look for hotels and other accommodation in Port Kembla. Port Kembla has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.