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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 (Moderately 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.

Last updated: 28/08/2013 12:05:06

 

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
North Wollongong SLSC
09:00
-
17:00
Wollongong City Council Lifeguard Service
08:00
-
17:00
08:00
-
17:00
08:00
-
17:00
08:00
-
17:00
08:00
-
17:00
08:00
-
17:00

STATISTICS

July 2016 - June 2017

Rescues:
0
First Aids:
0
Preventative Actions:
0

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

Wed, 28 Sep 07:00 pm

BELLAMBI AWS (3 km)


Mostly clear.
17.00 °C
NE/22 km/h
Wind

Weather information
WedThuFriSatSunMon
19° 11° 18° 13° 16° 11° 20° 13° 24° 13° 25° 17°

WATER

19

Issued at Wed, 28 Sep 14:24

SWELL FORECAST

Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • WSW
    12 km/h
    1.2m
  • E
    16 km/h
    1.1m
  • S
    22 km/h
    1.2m
  • W
    32 km/h
    1.6m
  • NNW
    33 km/h
    1m
  • NW
    25 km/h
    0.5m
  • WNW
    26 km/h
    0.6m
  • WNW
    27 km/h
    0.6m

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 20:14

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TODAY'S RADAR

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