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Maroubra Beach

Beach PATROLLED PATROLLED TODAY
Beach Number:
nsw327
Includes Beaches:
maroubra south maroubra
State/Region:
NSW Maroubra South
Post Code:
2035
Length:
1km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
6/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
malabar/long bay  (1.1km) coogee  (2km) little bay 1  (2km) little bay 2  (2.2km) gordon's bay  (2.4km)

Beach

Maroubra Beach at 1 km in length is the longest beach in the eastern suburbs. It’s located in Maroubra Bay, an east-facing 1.8 km wide bay bounded by the northern Mistral and southern Magic points. The beach occupies the centre of the open bay and apart from the very southern end receives the full force of the Tasman Sea, producing an exposed rip-dominated beach. The beach is backed by an extensive reserve occupied in the north by a seawall, a large car park and the Maroubra SLSC (formed in 1907) (Figs. 4.246 & 4.247), while to the south is a managed foredune, grassy reserve, car parking and the South Maroubra SLSC (formed in 1963). In 2006 the entire beach was dedicated as a National Surfing Reserve, the first in NSW, with a plaque located on the northern promenade, together with a Surfers Walk of Fame.The northern and central sections of the beach (NSW 327a) are dominated by 4-5 rip systems, which are particularly strong in the north and against the northern headland. Also rocks and a drain at the northern end pose additional hazards. Maroubra SLSC rescues on average 285 people a year, the state’s highest. South Maroubra SLSC patrols the slightly less hazardous southern end and affects 80 rescues a year. The very southern end of the beach (NSW 327b) usually has lower waves apart from a small but persistent rip against the southern rocks, to the lee of which is a popular wading pool.

Swimming

One of Sydney's most hazardous beaches owing to the high waves and prevalence of rips, particularly in the centre and north. Swimmers should stay between the flags, preferably at the southern end.

Surfing

This is the surfing beach for the eastern suburbs, with consistent reef and beach breaks. The Point, Dunnybowl and Stromies are reef breaks located toward the northern end, with Skatepark in the centre and Southies and The Reef to the south, the latter providing good, hollow rights in northeast to east swell.

Fishing

A popular beach and rock fishing spot, with usually good gutters along the beach, and numerous locations on the rocks at each end. However the rocks are exposed in heavy conditions.

Location

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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: 17/02/2009 20:38:33

     

    PATROL INFORMATION

    Patrol Information
      Mon 02/05 Tue 03/05 Wed 04/05 Thu 05/05 Fri 06/05 Sat 07/05 Sun 08/05
    Randwick City Council Lifeguard Service
    07:00
    -
    17:00
    07:00
    -
    17:00
    07:00
    -
    17:00
    07:00
    -
    17:00
    07:00
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    17:00
    07:00
    -
    17:00
    07:00
    -
    17:00

    STATISTICS

    July 2015 - June 2016

    Rescues:
    308
    First Aids:
    3794
    Preventative Actions:
    6595

    The following organisations contribute to the above totals: South Maroubra SLSC Maroubra SLSC Randwick 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

    Thu, 05 May 05:30 am

    SYDNEY AP (5 km)


    Sunny.
    14.30 °C
    NNW/13 km/h
    Wind

    Weather information
    ThuFriSatSunMonTue
    23° 16° 22° 16° 22° 17° 24° 19° 22° 19° 21° 17°

    WATER

    22

    Issued at Wed, 04 May 14:05

    SWELL FORECAST

    Thursday
    Friday
    Saturday
    Sunday
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • WSW
      11 km/h
      0.9m
    • E
      16 km/h
      1m
    • WNW
      11 km/h
      0.9m
    • ESE
      9 km/h
      0.9m
    • WNW
      7 km/h
      1m
    • NE
      14 km/h
      1.1m
    • S
      17 km/h
      1.1m
    • NNE
      28 km/h
      1.7m

    Maroubra South issued at Wed, 04 May 22:16

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    Today's Swell Description
    Wind:
    West to southwesterly about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
    Swell:
    Easterly below 1 metre.
    Seas:
    Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre by early evening.
    Weather:
    Sunny.

    UV INDEX

    4



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    TODAY'S TIDE

    • low
      00:36
      0.38m
    • high
      06:42
      1.73m
    • low
      12:53
      0.28m
    • high
      19:14
      1.88m

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    Botany Bay issued at Thu, 05 May 07:15

    WARNINGS

    TODAY'S RADAR

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