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CORRIMAL

Beach UNPATROLLED UNPATROLLED TODAY
Beach Number:
nsw369
Includes Beaches:
east corrimal
State/Region:
NSW East Corrimal
Post Code:
2518
Length:
1km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
6/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
towradgi  (0.7km) bellambi point  (0.7km) bellambi  (1.3km) fairy meadow  (1.4km) towradgi beach  (1.5km)

Beach

Corrimal Beach (NSW 369) commences at the low Sandspit Point and trends to the southwest for 1.5 km terminating in lee of the low Towradgi Point. The beach is breeched by the small mouth of Bellambi Lake in the north and Towradgi Creek in the south, with an 800 m long fence foredune in between, backed by a caravan park. To the south of Towradgi Creek is another 250 m of foredune, backed by the Corrimal SLSC (founded 1913) and a large flat area next to the creek with plenty of parking and a grassed picnic area and playing fields (Fig. 4.293). There is vehicle access across the creek to the surf club and the southern point, which has a picnic area and rock pool on the platform.The beach faces the east-southeast and receives waves averaging 1.5 m, which maintain an energetic surf usually containing a single bar cut by 5-6 rips, including permanent rips against the rocks at each end (Fig. 4.294). During periods of lower waves the bar is attached between the rips, but during and following higher waves a trough often separates the bar from the beach, particularly toward the central-northern end, and at times a second bar forms further seaward with more widely spaced rips.

Swimming

Rips dominate this beach so stay to the south and between the flags. Be very careful up the beach, as the rips are stronger. Stay on the bar if attached and avoid the rip holes and feeder currents.

Surfing

Best known for its beach breaks, with surfers preferring the southern end, but making the trek up the beach when the bars are right.

Fishing

The low rocks at either end are awash at high tide and in big seas, with the beach offering the safest spots, and good gutters toward Sandspit Point.

Location

Information Symbols

  • Toilets Toilets
  • Showers Showers
  • Dressing shed Dressing shed
  • Drinking water Drinking water
  • Pool Pool
  • Kiosk Kiosk
  • BBQ BBQ
  • Mobile Phone Coverage Mobile Phone Coverage
  • Bus Bus
  • 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 12:05:01

     

    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: Corrimal SLSC Wollongong City Council Lifeguard Service

    Hazards

    • Travelling rips Travelling rips
    • Rocks Rocks
    • Shallow Sandbars Shallow Sandbars
    • Topographic rips Topographic rips
    • Inshore holes Inshore holes
    • Deep water Deep water
    • High surf High surf

    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, 27 Aug 08:30 am

    BELLAMBI AWS (1 km)


    Mostly sunny.
    13.10 °C
    NW/11 km/h
    Wind

    Weather information
    SatSunMonTueWedThu
    18° 18° 19° 10° 20° 13° 21° 15° 21° 14°

    WATER

    18

    Issued at Fri, 26 Aug 14:04

    SWELL FORECAST

    Saturday
    Sunday
    Monday
    Tuesday
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • WNW
      10 km/h
      1.2m
    • S
      13 km/h
      0.9m
    • W
      21 km/h
      0.7m
    • SSW
      8 km/h
      0.5m
    • WSW
      7 km/h
      0.5m
    • ESE
      13 km/h
      0.6m
    • W
      15 km/h
      0.7m
    • SSE
      17 km/h
      1.1m

    East Corrimal issued at Sat, 27 Aug 00:13

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    Today's Swell Description
    Wind:
    Southeast to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending northwest to northeasterly in the middle of the day then tending west to northwesterly in the evening. Reaching up to 20 knots south of Port Kembla in the late evening.
    Swell:
    Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre by early evening.
    Seas:
    Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres south of Port Kembla by early evening.
    Weather:
    30% chance of a shower in the early morning. Sunny afternoon.

    UV INDEX

    TODAY'S TIDE

    • high
      03:48
      1.18m
    • low
      09:35
      0.50m
    • high
      16:12
      1.59m
    • low
      23:02
      0.39m

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    Port Kembla issued at Sat, 27 Aug 09:21

    WARNINGS

    TODAY'S RADAR

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