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anyone from Wollongong??« on: September 05 2005 20:09:00 »
When is the best time of year to come to Wollongong? It seems like there are waves year round. How are the waves in general? Any information will help. Thanks.
RE: anyone from Wollongong??« Reply #1 on: September 07 2005 17:09:00 »
Ok...Like I told Lauren. Summer cloud bay (wreck Bay).
Some other good spots. You will need a car. Kiama (you can camp on the headland and watch the surf) needs south swell.
But if you don't mind a drive Merrimbulla, it's a river mouth/point, left. One take off spot, needs northly swell. Don't tell em I sent you...Ok.
(N.B. note to locals~ I'm sorry fellas but whats a couple more friendly tourist.)
Have great time and make yourself at home.
RE: anyone from Wollongong??« Reply #2 on: September 08 2005 06:09:00 »
This whole area has some of the best waves in Aust. If you dont mind searching you will find some all to yourself. Winter has the biggest constant swell. But around now we can get good swell & strong off shore winds that can produce great conditions or just blow it out? Summer is like the rest of Aust, average swell & north east winds. (Unless theres a cyclone in Qld)
RE: anyone from Wollongong??« Reply #3 on: September 09 2005 13:09:00 »
Awesome! Maybe Lauren and I should meet up...thanks for the replies.
RE: anyone from Wollongong??« Reply #4 on: September 16 2005 05:09:00 »
there's some insane waves down here including, sandon point, kiama and gerringong both have good waves, bulli point, boneyards and i know about 50 secret spots but cant tell ya "hence the word SECRET"
RE: anyone from Wollongong??« Reply #5 on: September 20 2005 21:09:00 »
Waves all yr. round for sure - sure theres some lulls but generally you can find a wave some where along the coast. Boneyards is right hander near kiama, but fair few good waves around the gong too.
RE: anyone from Wollongong??« Reply #6 on: October 03 2005 20:10:00 »
Originally from the south coast i moved to the gong 3 years ago for uni and can honestly say that wollongong doesnt get nearly as much swell as the spots further south. you can get pumping Sandon Point (with 50 other territorial locals) and there a few spots just north like Headlands in Austi and lowies at Wombarra the majority of the waves are not that good. If your looking for more powerful, consistent reefs rather than weak swell-less beachies you should head south. There are plenty of good waves down there and with a bit of knowledge you can find yourself surfing extremely uncrowded epic waves. Im not letting out any secrets though mate, you'll have to jump in your car and figure it out for yourself
RE: anyone from Wollongong??« Reply #7 on: October 18 2005 14:10:00 »
Hey Im trying to decide if i shuld study abroad at Uni Wollongong or Mudoch Uni in Western Australia- Does any of have any information on either, especially how close the surf is from each university/ quality of the waves, etc? At Murdoch, I will be staying in the Freemantle area, bout 20 min from Perth and 10 min from murdoch.
RE: anyone from Wollongong??« Reply #8 on: October 18 2005 22:10:00 »
go wollongong uni mate, only a few mins drive away from the coast and shitloads of surf... plus the uni is rately quite highly as i know a fair few people who attend there.
RE: anyone from Wollongong??« Reply #9 on: October 28 2005 11:10:00 »
Thanks for the reply Mitch... I heard it rains alot in Wollongong from February to June, while on the West Coast it hardly does- You think this will be a big downer?