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Headlands ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.7

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Headlands Surf Forecast / NSW – Illawarra / Australia

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 4 pm Thursday 25 Feb 2021 AEDT
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Headlands surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Headlands sea temperature is 23.4 °C (Statistics for 25 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 22.9 max: 24.5 min: 21.3 °C)
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Headlands surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Headlands sea temperature is 23.4 °C (Statistics for 25 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 22.9 max: 24.5 min: 21.3 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Previously calm conditions have become cross-shore at Headlands (light winds from the NNW at BellambiAws 13 km from Headlands). 1.4m 8 s period swell from ENE

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15 km/h
NNW
Cross-Shore
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Headlands this week:

The surf forecast for Headlands over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Friday (Feb 26) at 2AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.5m and 8s period with a secondary swell of 0.2m and 9s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Headlands in the next 7 days are 2.4m 13s and forecast to arrive on Wednesday (Mar 03) at 8AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.3m 6s period and expected on Friday (Feb 26) at 8PM.

Wave TypeTime (AEDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 2AM (Fri 26th Feb)5ft (1.5m) 8s
Best Surf11AM (Wed 3rd Mar)8ft (2.4m) 12s
Most Powerful 8AM (Wed 3rd Mar)8ft (2.4m) 13s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Headlands over the next 7 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
Thu
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
03202101101101424534313
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.12.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.30.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.54.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.78.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.102.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.126.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.150.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
2.1
ENE
1.5
ENE
1.2
ENE
0.9
ENE
1.3
S
0.8
E
1.2
ENE
0.9
ENE
0.7
E
0.7
E
0.7
E
0.8
ENE
0.6
E
1.9
S
2
S
2.2
S
2.1
S
2.4
S
2
S
1.7
S
1.6
SSE
1.5
SSE
1.4
SSE
888888999999968891211101099
623286181113228902171137474811035929350769169117351006596426383322
25
NE
10
WNW
10
SSE
25
SE
10
SE
10
NE
25
NE
10
NNW
5
ENE
20
NE
5
NW
10
N
15
NNE
35
SSE
20
SSE
25
SSE
20
S
20
S
15
SSE
10
SSW
5
ESE
15
ENE
5
N
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
crossononcross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
glassoncross-
on
8:22PM
1.13
8:22AM
1.62
9:03PM
1.21
9:04AM
1.66
9:43PM
1.29
9:47AM
1.67
10:25PM
1.35
10:31AM
1.63
11:07PM
1.40
11:17AM
1.53
11:52PM
1.43
12:06PM
1.40
12:41AM
1.43
1:01PM
1.25
2:23PM
0.14
1:57AM
0.30
3:02PM
0.06
2:42AM
0.23
3:40PM
0.01
3:28AM
0.18
4:18PM
-0.01
4:15AM
0.16
4:57PM
0.00
5:05AM
0.16
5:38PM
0.06
5:59AM
0.19
6:20PM
0.14
6:58AM
0.24
7:06PM
0.25

Note: the tide data above is for Bulli which is 9 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Headlands.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Headlands blow from the WSW

Thu
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
thunderstorm
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
thunderstorm
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
risk thund- derclearsome cloudssome cloudscloudycloudysome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsrain shwrsrisk thund- derclearclearsome cloudssome cloudscloudysome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclearclearclear
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2526222219212321232422262928191717171817182018
2519192018192220212320212719181716161815162018
2526222219212321232422262928191616161817182018
--6:39--6:41--6:41--6:43--6:43--6:45--6:46--
7:37--7:36--7:35--7:34--7:31--7:30--7:30--7:29-

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 4mm), mostly falling on Thu afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 26°C on Thu night, min 18°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 29°C on Mon afternoon, min 15°C on Wed night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SSW on Mon night, calm by Thu morning).

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Information about the Headlands Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Headlands provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Headlands can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Headlands 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 (Headlands) 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 Headlands 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.

Headlands is 19 km (12 miles) from Wollongong. If you plan a holiday in Illawarra, look for hotels and other accommodation in Wollongong. Wollongong has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.