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Wollongong South Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.3
Consistency of Surf: 3.4
Difficulty Level: 3.6
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.2
Crowds: 2.3

Overall: 3.4

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Wollongong South Beach break guidePhoto by: Michael Duck

Wollongong South Beach Surf Guide

Wollongong South Beach in Sydney South is an exposed beach break that has very reliable surf Ideal winds are from the northwest with some shelter here from northeast winds. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded. Sharks have been reported here.

Wollongong South Beach Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
18.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Wollongong South Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Wollongong South Beach occur when a East-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Wollongong South 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 56% of the time in July while 33% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 11% 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 South Beach Location Map

Interactive Wollongong South 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 South Beach is Camden Airport (CDU) in Australia, 48 km (30 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Wollongong South Beach is Sydney Bankstown Airport (BWU), also in Australia, 57 km (35 miles) away.

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Wollongong South Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 23 June 2021, 07:27 Local Time
Wednesday 23
Wave (m) 1.4
Period (s) 9 9 9 11
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Wollongong South Beach

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

Wind History at Wollongong South Beach

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

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    Reliability: very consistent
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    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beach  redBreakwater
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away

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