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AUSTINMER

Beach PATROLLED PATROLLED 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

Patrol Information
  Mon 26/09 Tue 27/09 Wed 28/09 Thu 29/09 Fri 30/09 Sat 01/10 Sun 02/10
Austinmer SLSC Inc.
09:00
-
17:00
Wollongong City Council Lifeguard Service
09:00
-
17:00
09:00
-
17:00
09:00
-
17:00
09:00
-
17:00
09:00
-
17:00
09:00
-
17:00

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

Wed, 28 Sep 07:00 am

BELLAMBI AWS (4 km)


Sunny.
13.30 °C
NNW/2 km/h
Wind

Weather information
WedThuFriSatSunMon
17° 16° 10° 15° 18° 11° 23° 10° 23° 14°

WATER

19

Issued at Tue, 27 Sep 14:24

SWELL FORECAST

Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • WSW
    12 km/h
    1.2m
  • ENE
    18 km/h
    1.1m
  • NNE
    28 km/h
    1.2m
  • W
    34 km/h
    1.3m
  • NNW
    31 km/h
    1m
  • NW
    25 km/h
    0.6m
  • WNW
    29 km/h
    0.7m
  • W
    30 km/h
    0.7m

Wollongong issued at Tue, 27 Sep 22:57

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Today's Swell Description
Wind:
South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore early in the morning. Decreasing to about 10 knots in the middle of the day then turning east to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon.
Swell:
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Seas:
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather:
Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower and the chance of a thunderstorm offshore in the morning.

UV INDEX

7



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TODAY'S TIDE

  • low
    00:24
    0.31m
  • high
    06:30
    1.34m
  • low
    12:20
    0.43m
  • high
    18:35
    1.57m

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Port Kembla issued at Wed, 28 Sep 08:18

WARNINGS

TODAY'S RADAR

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