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AUSTINMER

Beach UNPATROLLED UNPATROLLED TODAY
Beach Number:
nsw362
State/Region:
NSW Wollongong
Post Code:
2515
Length:
0.25km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
7/10 (Highly hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
little austinmer  (0.2km) brickyard/llong point  (0.5km) thirroul  (0.8km) sharky  (0.8km) south thirroul  (1.4km)

Beach

Austinmer Beach (NSW 362) is one of the more popular beaches north of Wollongong. Its popularity dates back to the 1900s when people came by train to stay at several guesthouses. Today Austinmer is well set up to cater to large summer crowds. It lies right next to Lawrence Hargraves Drive, with shops lining the western side and a large car park and park between the beach and the drive. Norfolk Island pines back the length of the beach with the Austinmer SLSC (founded 1909) and other amenities occupying the southern half of this small beach.The 250 m long beach is wedged between two low headlands and their extensive rock platforms (Fig. 4.284). It receives waves averaging 1.4 m, which maintain two strong permanent rips against the rocks at each end. Usually an attached bar occupies the centre of the surf, however high waves can also cut a rip through this bar and generate a trough along the base of sloping beach face. Two large rock pools are located on the southern rock platform.

Swimming

Definitely stay between the flags on this beach as on average 90 people are pulled out of the rips each year. Stay on the bar and away from the side current and rips, or in the pools.

Surfing

A right break runs off the southern rocks into the rip with the central break depending on bar conditions.

Fishing

A popular spot with most fishing for the gutters that run out past the wide rock platforms at each end.

Location

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area Formal parking area
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Disabled Toilets Disabled Toilets
  • Dressing shed Dressing shed
  • Showers Showers
  • Rock pool Rock pool
  • Shops Shops
  • Park Park
  • Shade Shade
  • Shelters Shelters
  • Playground Playground
  • Cafe Cafe
  • Natural shade Natural shade
  • Artificial shade Artificial shade
  • Mobile Phone Coverage Mobile Phone Coverage
  • Train Train
  • Bus Bus

Regulation Symbols

  • Bicycles Allowed Bicycles Allowed
  • No Littering No Littering
  • No Cats or Dogs No Cats or Dogs
  • No Model Planes No Model Planes
  • No Diving No Diving
  • Pushing Prohibited Pushing Prohibited
  • Camping Prohibited Camping Prohibited
  • No Dogs Allowed No Dogs Allowed
  • Dog Litter Must be Picked Up Dog Litter Must be Picked Up
  • No Firearms No Firearms
  • Shared Footway Shared Footway
  • No Glass No Glass
  • Fires Prohibited Fires Prohibited
  • No Golf No Golf
  • No Alcohol No Alcohol
  • No Horses No Horses
  • Water Skiing Prohibited Water Skiing Prohibited
  • No Jumping No Jumping
  • No Trailbikes No Trailbikes

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 12:05:16

 

PATROL INFORMATION

There is no beach service this week.

STATISTICS

July 2016 - June 2017

Rescues:
0
First Aids:
0
Preventative Actions:
0

The following organisations contribute to the above totals: Austinmer SLSC Inc. Wollongong City Council Lifeguard Service

Hazards

  • Sharks Sharks
  • Bluebottles Bluebottles
  • Winds Winds
  • Fixed rips Fixed rips
  • Slippery rocks Slippery rocks
  • Rocks Rocks
  • Reefs Reefs
  • Shallow Sandbars Shallow Sandbars
  • High surf High surf
  • Gutters Gutters
  • Strong Currents Strong Currents

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

Mon, 29 Aug 06:00 am

BELLAMBI AWS (4 km)


Partly cloudy.
10.40 °C
W/7 km/h
Wind

Weather information
MonTueWedThuFriSat
17° 18° 10° 19° 13° 18° 11° 15° 12° 15° 12°

WATER

18

Issued at Sun, 28 Aug 14:02

SWELL FORECAST

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • SW
    8 km/h
    0.6m
  • ENE
    14 km/h
    0.7m
  • E
    17 km/h
    0.8m
  • ENE
    20 km/h
    1m
  • WNW
    26 km/h
    0.8m
  • NW
    25 km/h
    0.7m
  • W
    19 km/h
    0.6m
  • ESE
    15 km/h
    0.7m

Wollongong issued at Sun, 28 Aug 22:50

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Today's Swell Description
Wind:
Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon.
Swell:
Southerly around 1 metre.
Seas:
Below 1 metre.
Weather:
Mostly sunny.

UV INDEX

TODAY'S TIDE

  • low
    00:00
    0.33m
  • high
    05:59
    1.25m
  • low
    11:37
    0.45m
  • high
    18:07
    1.69m

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Port Kembla issued at Mon, 29 Aug 06:41

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TODAY'S RADAR

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