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NORTH WOLLONGONG

Beach PATROLLED PATROLLED TODAY
Beach Number:
nsw371
State/Region:
NSW Wollongong
Post Code:
2500
Length:
0.5km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
5/10 (Highly hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
belmore (wollongong harbour)  (0.5km) puckey's beach  (0.7km) towradgi beach  (1.1km) fairy meadow  (1.2km) wollongong city  (1.4km)

Beach

North Wollongong Beach (NSW 371) is located 2 km northeast of the downtown area and is one of the two city beaches. Surf bathing commenced on the beach with the formation of 'Wollongong Surf Bathing and Life-Saving Club' in January 1908. The beach is commonly referred to as North Beach. It is 500 m in length and backed by bluffs rising in the south to 30 m all separated from the northern Fairy Meadow Beach by low rocks (Fig. 4.297). The 15 ha Stuart Park, has picnic facilities and car parking backing the northern end, while to the south a wide rock platform lies between the beach and the Wollongong Boat Harbour. A series of rock, wading and swimming pools occupy the southern section of this platform. The present surf club was founded in 1914 and is located in the centre of the beach. A walkway/bike path runs from this park along the top of the beach to Wollongong Boat Harbour.The beach is orientated to the east-northeast and receives some protection from southeast waves from Flagstaff Point, which trends 1 km to the southeast, with waves averaging 1.2 m. These maintain a single bar usually cut by 3-4 rips (Fig. 4.298 Under normal conditions the rips are small and infill with sand following periods of low waves. However when waves exceed 1 m and during summer northeast waves, the rips intensify.

Swimming

A moderate energy beach that attracts big holiday crowds and plenty of inexperienced tourists. Stay between the flags and on the usually attached bar. Avoid the rips and side currents. There are several rock pools on the southern rocks, which is the best place for young children.

Surfing

Usually low beach breaks and lots of surfers, it can hold reasonable waves to 2 m.

Fishing

The wide low rock platforms at either end have several good gutters, with the Boat Harbour breakwater also a popular spot.

Location

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area Formal parking area
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Disabled Toilets Disabled Toilets
  • Dressing shed Dressing shed
  • Showers Showers
  • Kiosk Kiosk
  • Park Park
  • BBQ BBQ
  • Picnic Picnic
  • Shade Shade
  • Shelters Shelters
  • Cafe Cafe
  • Bike path Bike path
  • Mobile Phone Coverage Mobile Phone Coverage
  • Bus Bus

Regulation Symbols

  • Bicycles Allowed Bicycles Allowed
  • No Littering No Littering
  • No Vehicles No Vehicles
  • No Cats or Dogs No Cats or Dogs
  • No Model Planes No Model Planes
  • Picking Plants Prohibited Picking Plants Prohibited
  • Bombing Prohibited Bombing Prohibited
  • No Diving No Diving
  • No Naked Flames No Naked Flames
  • Camping Prohibited Camping Prohibited
  • No Dogs Allowed No Dogs Allowed
  • PWC's Prohibited PWC's Prohibited
  • Do Not Drink the Water Do Not Drink the Water
  • No Removing Shellfish No Removing Shellfish
  • Dog Litter Must be Picked Up Dog Litter Must be Picked Up
  • No Firearms No Firearms
  • No Golf No Golf
  • No Alcohol No Alcohol
  • No Horses No Horses
  • Water Skiing Prohibited Water Skiing Prohibited
  • 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.

 

PATROL INFORMATION

Patrol Information
  Mon 15/02 Tue 16/02 Wed 17/02 Thu 18/02 Fri 19/02 Sat 20/02 Sun 21/02
North Wollongong SLSC
09:00
-
18:00
Wollongong City Council Lifeguard Service
08:00
-
18:00
08:00
-
18:00
08:00
-
18:00
08:00
-
18:00
08:00
-
18:00
08:00
-
18:00

STATISTICS

July 2015 - June 2016

Rescues:
18
First Aids:
29
Preventative Actions:
2046

The following organisations contribute to the above totals: North Wollongong SLSC Wollongong City Council Lifeguard Service

Hazards

  • Sharks Sharks
  • Bluebottles Bluebottles
  • Winds Winds
  • Littoral currents Littoral currents
  • Travelling rips Travelling rips
  • Shallow Water Shallow Water
  • Beach exposure Beach exposure
  • Accessible Rock Platforms Accessible Rock Platforms
  • 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, 15 Feb 03:00 am

BELLAMBI AWS (3 km)


Morning drizzle.
21.40 °C
SW/20 km/h
Wind

Weather information
MonTueWedThuFriSat
26° 21° 25° 19° 22° 17° 26° 17° 27° 20° 25° 21°

WATER

24

Issued at Sun, 14 Feb 15:01

SWELL FORECAST

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • S
    23 km/h
    1.4m
  • SSW
    15 km/h
    1.1m
  • SW
    18 km/h
    0.8m
  • SSE
    24 km/h
    1.6m
  • S
    23 km/h
    1.9m
  • SSE
    11 km/h
    2.1m
  • W
    6 km/h
    2.2m
  • ENE
    14 km/h
    2.2m

Wollongong issued at Sun, 14 Feb 22:11

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Today's Swell Description
Wind:
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore north of Point Perpendicular early in the morning, then tending northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Swell:
Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres north of Port Kembla during the morning.
Seas:
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres north of Port Kembla during the afternoon.
Weather:
Cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

UV INDEX

12



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TODAY'S TIDE

  • High
    02:28
    1.52m
  • Low
    08:51
    0.47m
  • High
    14:49
    1.29m
  • Low
    20:58
    0.45m

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Port Kembla issued at Mon, 15 Feb 00:00

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TODAY'S RADAR

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