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PUTTY/KILLCARE

Beach PATROLLED PATROLLED TODAY
Beach Number:
nsw292
State/Region:
NSW Gosford
Post Code:
2257
Length:
1.6km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
5/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
bullimah  (0.8km) tallow  (1km) little tallow  (1.2km) lobster  (1.4km) iron ladder  (1.5km)

Today's Hazards

    Beach

    Between Gerrin Point and Box Head is a 4 km wide-open southeast-facing bay containing three beaches (NSW 292-294), all or part located within the national park (Fig. 4.177). The longest is Putty Beach (NSW 292) a slightly curving 1.6 km long southeast-facing beach, located between prominent 70 m high sandstone headlands, the eastern third of which is the national park, while the densely vegetated slopes behind the western end rise to 130 m. The crest of the slopes and the western Kilcare end have been developed for housing. The beach and backing foredune remain relatively natural, with only the Kilcare SLSC (formed in 1932), located at the far western end. There is road access through the national to the eastern end of the beach where there is a park, picnic and camping area. A road to the western end provides access to the surf club, a large car park, picnic area and rock pool.The beach is well exposed to southerly waves which increase in size toward the western surf club end of the beach (Fig. 4.178). The Putty end usually has an attached bar which continues to Kilcare. Here higher waves and rips are more common, with up to eight rips forming along the beach, including a permanent rip against the western rocks, where there is also a small rock pool.

    Swimming

    The Putty end has lower waves and a roving beach patrol in summer. If swimming at Kilcare stay between the flags and on the bar, or use the rock pool, as 40 people are rescued on average each year.

    Surfing

    The best beach breaks are at the Kilcare end when there is a moderate southeast swell running, with summer northerly winds blowing offshore.

    Fishing

    The rocks at either end are most popular yielding whiting and mulloway, with beach gutters only occurring following high waves.

    Location

    Information Symbols

    • Formal parking area Formal parking area
    • Drinking water Drinking water
    • Toilets Toilets
    • Park Park

    Regulation Symbols

      SLSA provides this information as a guide only. Surf conditions are variable and therefore this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for observation of local conditions and an understanding of your abilities in the surf. SLSA reminds you to always swim between the red and yellow flags and never swim at unpatrolled beaches. SLSA takes all care and responsibility for any translation but it cannot guarantee that all translations will be accurate.

      Last updated: 28/08/2013 12:04:56

       

      PATROL INFORMATION

      Patrol Information
        Mon 19/09 Tue 20/09 Wed 21/09 Thu 22/09 Fri 23/09 Sat 24/09 Sun 25/09
      Killcare SLSC
      09:00
      -
      17:00
      09:00
      -
      17:00
      Gosford City Council Lifeguard Service
      09:00
      -
      17:00
      09:00
      -
      17:00
      09:00
      -
      17:00
      09:00
      -
      17:00
      09:00
      -
      17:00

      STATISTICS

      July 2016 - June 2017

      Rescues:
      0
      First Aids:
      0
      Preventative Actions:
      0

      The following organisations contribute to the above totals: Killcare SLSC Gosford City Council Lifeguard Service

      Hazards

      Service Providers

      SLSA provides this information as a guide only. Surf conditions are variable and therefore this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for observation of local conditions and an understanding of your abilities in the surf. SLSA reminds you to always swim between the red and yellow flags and never swim at unpatrolled beaches. SLSA takes all care and responsibility for any translation but it cannot guarantee that all translations will be accurate.

      WEATHER

      Sun, 25 Sep 04:00 pm

      GOSFORD AWS (7 km)


      Shower or thunderstorm.
      17.20 °C
      S/11 km/h
      Wind

      Weather information
      SunMonTueWedThuFri
      21° 13° 19° 11° 21° 10° 20° 10° 22° 11° 18°

      WATER

      20

      Issued at Sun, 25 Sep 14:19

      SWELL FORECAST

      Sunday
      Monday
      Tuesday
      Wednesday
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • WSW
        18 km/h
        0.9m
      • SSW
        25 km/h
        1m
      • SSW
        16 km/h
        1.5m
      • SSE
        13 km/h
        1.3m
      • WNW
        18 km/h
        0.8m
      • WSW
        22 km/h
        0.8m
      • WSW
        14 km/h
        1m
      • ENE
        19 km/h
        1.1m

      Gosford issued at Sat, 24 Sep 19:11

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      Today's Swell Description
      Wind:
      North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning west to southwesterly in the middle of the day then shifting south to southwesterly in the late afternoon or evening.
      Swell:
      East to southeasterly around 1 metre.
      Seas:
      Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
      Weather:
      Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

      UV INDEX

      7



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      TODAY'S TIDE

      • high
        03:49
        1.18m
      • low
        09:30
        0.53m
      • high
        16:00
        1.52m
      • low
        22:46
        0.35m

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      Patonga issued at Sun, 25 Sep 17:07

      WARNINGS

      TODAY'S RADAR

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