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COLEDALE

Beach UNPATROLLED UNPATROLLED TODAY
Beach Number:
nsw358
State/Region:
NSW Coledale
Post Code:
2515
Length:
0.3km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
5/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
sharky  (0.7km) wombarra  (0.7km) brickyard/llong point  (1km) scarborough  (1km) little austinmer  (1.3km)

Beach

The small community of Coledale occupies the next steep valley 1 km south of Wombarra. The main road descends from the high cliffs to run along the rear of Coledale Beach (NSW 357). The 400 m long beach faces east-southeast and is bordered by cliffs to the north and extensive rock platforms at either end, with the sandy surf zone 270 m in length. It is exposed to waves averaging 1.5 m, which maintain permanent rips against the rocks at either end and usually a shifting central beach rip (Fig. 4.281). Stockyard Creek flows across the northern beach and following heavy rain and big seas the sand is stripped off revealing a cobble and boulder beach below. The beach is backed by a small beachfront caravan park and the Coledale SLSC (founded 1916) at the southern end, with slopes then rising to the main road and township. In addition, 20 tall Norfolk Island pine trees line the southern half of the beach (Fig. 4.282) and the local primary school overlooks the beach from the southern headland. The Northcote rock pool is located on the southern rock platforms 300 m south of the beach.

Swimming

A small rip-dominated beach, so stay between the flags and on the attached bars, avoid the rips particularly near the southern rocks. The exposed rock pool is a popular spot in summer.

Surfing

Usually known for its beach breaks. However there is a left over a reef off the northern rocks called Thommos, which works in moderate to large northeast swell.

Fishing

The wide rock platforms at either end have deep gutters and provide access to deeper water.

Location

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area Formal parking area
  • Drinking water Drinking water
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Dressing shed Dressing shed
  • Showers Showers
  • Park Park
  • Train Train

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 12:05:12

     

    PATROL INFORMATION

    There is no beach service this week.

    STATISTICS

    July 2016 - June 2017

    Rescues:
    64
    First Aids:
    26
    Preventative Actions:
    453

    The following organisations contribute to the above totals: Coledale SLSC Wollongong 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

    Sat, 02 Jul 10:00 am

    BELLAMBI AWS (6 km)


    Sunny.
    14.50 °C
    W/13 km/h
    Wind

    Weather information
    SatSunMonTueWedThu
    15° 15° 15° 14° 13° 14°

    WATER

    20

    Issued at Fri, 01 Jul 14:03

    SWELL FORECAST

    Saturday
    Sunday
    Monday
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • W
      21 km/h
      1.3m
    • W
      15 km/h
      0.8m
    • W
      13 km/h
      0.7m
    • NW
      13 km/h
      0.6m
    • W
      20 km/h
      0.5m
    • WNW
      11 km/h
      0.4m
    • WSW
      8 km/h
    • SSW
      23 km/h

    Coledale issued at Fri, 01 Jul 21:39

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    Today's Swell Description
    Wind:
    West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore early in the morning.
    Swell:
    Southerly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
    Seas:
    1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday.
    Weather:
    Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower offshore south of Point Perpendicular, near zero chance elsewhere.

    UV INDEX

    2



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    TODAY'S TIDE

    • low
      00:15
      0.36m
    • high
      06:09
      1.39m
    • low
      11:58
      0.38m
    • high
      18:31
      1.86m

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    Port Kembla issued at Sat, 02 Jul 10:18

    WARNINGS

    TODAY'S RADAR

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