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Burning Palms

Beach UNPATROLLED PATROLLED UNPATROLLED BEACH TODAY
Beach Number:
nsw348
Includes Beaches:
Burning Palms
State/Region:
NSW - Lilyvale
Post Code:
2508
General Beach Hazard Rating:
7/10 (Highly hazardous)

Beach

One kilometre south of Era is an open, 500 m wide steep sided valley drained by four small creeks. Running along the base of the slopes is Burning Palms Beach (NSW 348), a relative straight southeast-facing sand beach, with a backing boulder beach towards the southern end and some rocks in the surf. It receives waves averaging 1.5 m, which maintain three rips, two against the northern headland and southern rocks, and a shifting, but strong central rip (Fig. 4.274). The bars between the rips are often separated from the beach by a continuous trough. During big seas waves strip most of the sand off the beach leaving bare rock. The beach is patrolled by the Burning Palms SLSC (founded in 1939). It is only accessible on foot from the 200 m high Garawarra car park, 1 km to the west. About 20 shacks occupy the northern slope and bush camping is permitted.

Swimming

Burning Palms is a potentially hazardous beach. If unpatrolled be very careful and stay on or behind the bars and away from the rips.

Surfing

This is a relatively popular surfing beach. The wide bars, rips and persistent waves can combine to produce good beach breaks.

Fishing

Good gutters against the rocks at each end as well as along the beach.

Parking

Type:
Formal parking area
Spaces:
200

Location

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  • Parking Parking

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.

 

PATROL INFORMATION

There is no beach service this week.

STATISTICS

July 2014 - June 2015

Rescues:
0
First Aids:
0
Preventative Actions:
0

The following organisations contribute to the above totals:

Hazards

Service Providers

  • Burning Palms SLSC

    VISIT SITE

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

Today 15° wind W/17 km/h

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BELLAMBI AWS (23 km) issued at Fri 1 Aug 09:00 (EST)

WATER

18

Issued at Fri, August 1 07:01

SWELL FORECAST

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Friday
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
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  • SE
    0.2 m
  • ENE
    0.2 m
  • NE
    0.2 m
  • NE
    0.4 m
  • NE
    0.5 m

Lilyvale issued at Wed, July 30 22:00 (EST)

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UV INDEX

4

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TODAY'S TIDE

  • Low
    5:23
    0.45m
  • High
    11:40
    1.42m
  • Low
    17:32
    0.62m
  • High
    23:37
    1.49m
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Botany Bay issued at Fri, August 1 00:00 (Local Time)

WARNINGS

TODAY'S RADAR

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