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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
16.6°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:
New-South-Wales wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Wollongong South Beach sea temperature, Wollongong South Beach photographs, Wollongong South Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Wollongong South Beach webcams, current wind from NSW - Illawarra live weather stations and Wollongong South Beach tide predictions. The Australia swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Australia and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Australia wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Wollongong South Beach

Wollongong South Beach Surf:

Thursday, 13 August 2020, 12:46 Local time
Thursday 13
Wave (m) 0.8
Period (s) 8 8 9 9
Wind (km/h) 5
S 0
NNE 10
WNW 10
Wind State glass glass off off

Tide Times:

For Wollongong, 4 km from Wollongong South Beach.

IS AT (local time)

Wollongong South Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At BellambiAws, 6 km from Wollongong South Beach.

light winds from the SSW

no report
Air temperature
20.4 °C

Current weather near Wollongong South Beach

Overall Wollongong South Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August

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Surf stats for Wollongong South Beach: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Wollongong South Beach: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Big south beach Wollongong NSW, Wollongong South Beach photo

Wollongong South Beach

Photo credit: Noel Downey

Late Night, Wollongong South Beach photo

Wollongong South Beach

Photo credit: Michael Duck

far south coast nsw, Wollongong South Beach photo

Wollongong South Beach

Photo credit: blowin

Wollongong South Beach Location Maps

Wollongong South Beach Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to NSW - Illawarra surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Wollongong South Beach

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Wollongong South Beach:

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Wave buoys nearest to Wollongong South Beach:

Tide stations nearest to Wollongong South Beach:

  • Closest tide station
    2 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Fairy Meadow
    2 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Port Kembla
    4 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    4 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    5 mi


  • 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.
  • Third is Kingsford Smith International Airport (Sydney) Airport (SYD) in Australia, 59 km (37 miles) away.
  • Richmond Airport (RCM) in Australia is 93 km (58 miles) away.
  • Canberra Airport (CBR), also in Australia is the fifth nearest airport to Wollongong South Beach and is 184 km (114 miles) away.
Wollongong South Beach break location map and break info