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Gerroa (7 Mile Beach) Surf Guide

Gerroa (7 Mile Beach) in Illawarra is a fairly exposed beach break that has unreliable waves. Summer in particular tends to be flat. Offshore winds are from the northwest with some shelter here from east winds. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the southeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Beware of - Localism.

Gerroa (7 Mile Beach) Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
22.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Gerroa (7 Mile Beach):

The best conditions reported for surf at Gerroa (7 Mile Beach) occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Gerroa (7 Mile Beach) (for consistent clean waves)?

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Gerroa (7 Mile Beach) with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 19% of the time in July while 29% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 52% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
19%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
29%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
52%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Gerroa (7 Mile Beach) Location Map

Interactive Gerroa (7 Mile 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.

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Gerroa (7 Mile Beach) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 17:45 Local Time
TueWed
7PM10PM1AM4AM
Wave (m) 1.4
SSE
1.3
S
1.2
SSE
1.1
SSE
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 15
N 15
NNW 10
NW 10
NW
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
off off

Swell History at Gerroa (7 Mile Beach)

Surf stats for Gerroa (7 Mile Beach), see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Gerroa (7 Mile Beach)

Wind stats for Gerroa (7 Mile Beach), see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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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.