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BURNING PALMS

Beach PATROLLED PATROLLED TODAY
Beach Number:
nsw348
State/Region:
NSW Lilyvale
Post Code:
2508
Length:
0.5km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
7/10 (Extremely hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
south era  (0.7km) north era  (0.9km) little garie  (1.4km) werrong (hell hole)  (1.8km) garie  (1.9km)

Beach Status

OPEN

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. Camping is restricted within the Royal National Park and bookings are essential. For more information about camping in the Royal National Park please refer to http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/NationalParks/parkCamping.aspx?id=N0030.

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.

Location

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area Formal parking area

Regulation Symbols

  • Camping Prohibited Camping Prohibited
  • No Naked Flames No Naked Flames
  • No Vehicles No Vehicles
  • Picking Plants Prohibited Picking Plants Prohibited
  • Do Not Drink the Water Do Not Drink the Water
  • No Dogs Allowed No Dogs Allowed

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

Patrol Information
  Mon 08/02 Tue 09/02 Wed 10/02 Thu 11/02 Fri 12/02 Sat 13/02 Sun 14/02
Burning Palms SLSC
11:00
-
15:00

STATISTICS

July 2015 - June 2016

Rescues:
0
First Aids:
109
Preventative Actions:
55

The following organisations contribute to the above totals: Burning Palms SLSC

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, 14 Feb 11:30 am

BELLAMBI AWS (14 km)


Mostly sunny.
25.00 °C
S/22 km/h
Wind

Weather information
SunMonTueWedThuFri
29° 19° 27° 20° 25° 19° 23° 16° 26° 16° 28° 19°

WATER

24

Issued at Sat, 13 Feb 15:04

SWELL FORECAST

Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • NW
    15 km/h
    0.9m
  • SSE
    26 km/h
    1.8m
  • S
    26 km/h
    1.8m
  • S
    17 km/h
    1.3m
  • SSW
    21 km/h
    1.4m
  • SSE
    24 km/h
    1.7m
  • S
    23 km/h
    2.3m
  • SSE
    11 km/h
    2.3m

Lilyvale issued at Sat, 13 Feb 23:28

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Today's Swell Description
Wind:
Northerly 15 to 20 knots shifting south to southeasterly during the afternoon and evening.
Swell:
Easterly below 1 metre.
Seas:
1 to 2 metres.
Weather:
Mostly sunny.

UV INDEX

12



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TODAY'S TIDE

  • High
    01:30
    1.60m
  • Low
    07:43
    0.45m
  • High
    13:48
    1.49m
  • Low
    20:03
    0.42m

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Botany Bay issued at Sun, 14 Feb 00:00

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