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Garie Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.5
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.8

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Garie Beach Surf Guide

Garie Beach in Illawarra is an exposed beach and reef break that is often working and works all around the year. Offshore winds blow from the north northwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves as well as left and right hand reef breaks. Good surf at all stages of the tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Beware of - Rips / undertow - Rocks - Localism.

Garie Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeach and reefIcon  s32.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
23.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Garie Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Garie Beach occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

marchBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Garie Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 40% of the time in March while 57% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 3% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
40%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
57%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
3%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Garie Beach Location Map

Interactive Garie 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 Garie Beach is Kingsford Smith International Airport (Sydney) Airport (SYD) in Australia, 27 km (17 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Garie Beach is Sydney Bankstown Airport (BWU), also in Australia, 29 km (18 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Garie Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 12 April 2021, 07:14 Local Time
Monday 12
7AM10AM1PM4PM
Wave (m) 3.0
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3.0
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3.5
S
3.5
S
Period (s) 10 10 11 11
Wind (km/h) 15
WSW 20
SSW 20
SSE 20
SSE
Wind State cross cross-
on
cross-
on
on

Swell History at Garie Beach

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

Wind History at Garie Beach

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Garie Beach. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beach  redBeach and point
    • Icon  s44.0
    Reliability: very consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beachBeach and point
    Reliability: very consistent
    3km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.5
    Reliability: very consistent
    9km away
    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s32.6
    Reliability: very consistent
    9km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: very consistent
    10km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Garie Beach:

We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.