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Wollongong North Beach break guidePhoto by: Michael Duck

Wollongong North Beach Surf Guide

Wollongong North Beach in Sydney South is an exposed beach break that has very reliable surf. The best time of year for waves is autumn. Offshore winds blow from the southwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. It's sometimes crowded here. Sharks may be a hazard at this break.

Wollongong North Beach Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
23.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Wollongong North Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Wollongong North Beach occur when a East-northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Wollongong North Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 28% of the time in June while 18% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 54% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Wollongong North Beach Location Map

Interactive Wollongong North 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 Wollongong North Beach is Camden Airport (CDU) in Australia, 46 km (29 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Wollongong North Beach is Sydney Bankstown Airport (BWU), also in Australia, 55 km (34 miles) away.

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Wollongong North Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 21 March 2023, 03:27 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 7 9 6 6
Wind (km/h)
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Swell History at Wollongong North Beach

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

Wind History at Wollongong North Beach

Wind stats for Wollongong North 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 Wollongong North Beach. Click below to view there surf guides.

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    Reliability: fairly consistent
    0km away
    • Icon beachBeach and reef
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    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: very consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
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    Reliability: very consistent
    2km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Wollongong North Beach: