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Wollongong South Beach Surf Forecast / NSW – Illawarra / Australia

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 3 am Friday 20 May 2022 AEST
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Wollongong South Beach surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Wollongong South Beach sea temperature is 21.9 °C (Statistics for 20 May 1981-2005 - mean: 19.9 max: 22.0 min: 18.5 °C)
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Wollongong South Beach surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Wollongong South Beach sea temperature is 21.9 °C (Statistics for 20 May 1981-2005 - mean: 19.9 max: 22.0 min: 18.5 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-off at Wollongong South Beach (light winds from the WSW at Port Kembla Ntc Aws 5 km from Wollongong South Beach).

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Actual: 43 min ago

Light
15 km/h
WSW
Cross-Off
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Wollongong South Beach this week:

The surf forecast for Wollongong South Beach over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Friday (May 20) at 7PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 2.1m and 11s period. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Wollongong South Beach in the next 12 days are 2.1m 11s and forecast to arrive on Friday (May 20) at 7PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 2.5m 12s period and expected on Friday (May 20) at 10AM.

Wave TypeTime (AEST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 7PM (Fri 20th May)7ft (2.1m) 11s
Best Surf 1AM (Sat 21st May)6ft (1.9m) 10s
Most Powerful 7PM (Fri 20th May)7ft (2.1m) 11s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Wollongong South Beach over the next 12 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
Friday
20
Saturday
21
Sunday
22
Monday
23
Tuesday
24
Wednesday
25
Thursday
26
Friday
27
Saturday
28
Sunday
29
Monday
30
Tuesday
31
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
003212211122222221122133110013245533
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.24.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.192.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.216.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.240.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.264.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.288.cc23
2.5
S
2.1
S
1.9
SSE
1.6
SSE
1.5
SSE
1.6
SSE
1.4
SSE
1.4
SSE
1.3
SSE
1.4
SE
1.1
SSE
0.6
SSE
1.1
SSE
1.1
SSE
1.1
SSE
1.1
SSE
0.9
SSE
0.7
ENE
0.7
SSE
0.7
SSE
0.8
ENE
1
ENE
1.4
ENE
1.4
ENE
1.5
ENE
1.7
ENE
1.6
ENE
1.3
ENE
1.3
E
2
SSE
0.9
E
1.7
ESE
2.5
ESE
2.5
ESE
2.1
ESE
1.6
ESE
12111010101010996101491211101091010999910101011128111212101110
007345024374523493483051422501362163332702701807510010410214427531543355147341545649719179317171508980471
20
S
15
S
15
SSE
15
S
15
S
10
S
10
S
20
SSE
15
SSE
15
S
15
SSE
10
SSE
15
S
15
S
10
S
5
S
5
SE
5
WSW
10
SSW
10
S
5
W
10
S
5
SW
10
W
20
SSW
25
SSW
30
SSW
30
SSW
20
SSW
10
WSW
15
W
15
W
10
WNW
15
NNW
20
NNW
10
NNW
crosscrosscross-
on
crosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrossonglasscrosscross-
on
offcrossglasscross-
off
crosscrosscrosscrosscrosscross-
off
offcross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
12:00PM
1.05
11:49PM
1.58
1:08PM
1.03
12:53AM
1.49
2:18PM
1.05
2:00AM
1.41
3:23PM
1.11
3:07AM
1.33
4:19PM
1.19
4:09AM
1.26
5:07PM
1.28
5:05AM
1.21
5:48PM
1.36
5:56AM
1.16
6:25PM
1.43
6:43AM
1.13
7:00PM
1.48
7:26AM
1.09
7:34PM
1.51
8:08AM
1.07
8:09PM
1.52
8:49AM
1.04
8:44PM
1.52
5:17PM
0.42
6:54AM
0.09
6:24PM
0.48
7:57AM
0.14
7:39PM
0.52
8:58AM
0.17
8:57PM
0.51
9:52AM
0.20
10:09PM
0.47
10:39AM
0.22
11:11PM
0.41
11:20AM
0.24
12:05AM
0.35
11:56AM
0.27
12:52AM
0.29
12:31PM
0.30
1:34AM
0.24
1:05PM
0.33
2:15AM
0.21
1:39PM
0.36
2:54AM
0.19
2:15PM
0.39
3:34AM
0.19

Note: the tide data above is for Wollongong which is 4 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Wollongong South Beach.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Wollongong South Beach blow from the WNW

Friday
20
Saturday
21
Sunday
22
Monday
23
Tuesday
24
Wednesday
25
Thursday
26
Friday
27
Saturday
28
Sunday
29
Monday
30
Tuesday
31
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6:45--6:46--6:47--6:47--6:48--6:48--6:48--6:50--6:50--6:50--6:52--6:52--
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Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 39mm), heaviest during Sat night. Very mild (max 17°C on Sat morning, min 14°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 31mm), heaviest during Wed morning. Very mild (max 18°C on Tue morning, min 13°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 25mm), heaviest during Fri night. Very mild (max 17°C on Thu morning, min 14°C on Thu night). Winds increasing (calm on Fri afternoon, fresh winds from the SSW by Sat night).

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 18°C on Tue morning, min 11°C on Sun night). Mainly fresh winds.

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Information about the Wollongong South Beach Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Wollongong South Beach provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Wollongong South Beach can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Wollongong South Beach 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 (Wollongong South Beach) 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 Wollongong South Beach 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.

Are you planning a holiday in Illawarra? If you are looking for accommodation near Wollongong South Beach, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Illawarra, consider staying in Wollongong which is 4 km (2 miles) away. Other places in and around Illawarra where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Port Kembla which is 7 km (4 miles) away, Engadine, Caringbah and Cronulla.