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CROOKHAVEN/CULBURRA

Beach UNPATROLLED UNPATROLLED TODAY
Beach Number:
nsw402
Includes Beaches:
tilbury cove
State/Region:
NSW Culburra Beach
Post Code:
2540
Length:
3.7km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
6/10 (Highly hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
warrain  (2km) comorong island  (2.7km) warrain south  (4.3km) shoalhaven heads  (4.8km) hare  (5.1km)

Beach

Culburra Beach (NSW 402) commences at the 25 m high Crookhaven Heads and trends south for 3.7 km swinging to the southeast along the southern 1 km. The beach is backed by a 10 m high foredune along the central and northern sections, which in turn is backed by houses and a road that runs to Orient Point and the Crookhaven Head Lighthouse. The northern end has a caravan park together with a car park and picnic area and is patrolled in summer. Down the beach, access is provided across the foredune at the end of each street. In the northern patrolled area, rocks lie on the beach and in the surf north of the car park, and a strong permanent rip runs out past the rocks. The beach receives waves averaging 1.5 m for most of its length, decreasing along the southern section. The central-northern section has a single bar, which is usually cut by rips every 200-300 m. Rocks also occur on the beach at the southern end, however the lower waves result in a decrease in rip occurrence and strength.

Swimming

Both Crookhaven and Warrain beaches are rip-dominated, so stay in the patrolled areas. Tilbury Cove is usually quieter and patrolled in summer.

Surfing

There are numerous accessible beach breaks right along Culburra Beach; Tilbury offers some protected beach breaks in bigger south swell, with a right break also out on Penguin Point also working in larger swell. On Warrain the northern reefs are the most accessible and popular.

Fishing

The wide, flat rocks round both Crookhaven and Penguin heads are readily accessible and popular spots, with Crookhaven also giving access to the river mouth, while there are some good rock gullies out on Penguin. The beach offers the best rip holes toward the north end, with the boat ramp in the southern corner.

General

Culburra is a coastal community of 3500, located between Crookhaven and Penguin heads. It is bordered to the north by the Shoalhaven River, which enters the sea at Crookhaven Heads, while 600 ha Wollumboola Lake forms the southern boundary, with the estuarine Curleys Bay also backing much of the township. Three beaches (NSW 402-403) form the coastal boundary.

Location

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area Formal parking area
  • Drinking water Drinking water
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Shops Shops
  • Public phone Public phone
  • Park Park
  • Bus Bus

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.

     

    PATROL INFORMATION

    There is no beach service this week.

    STATISTICS

    July 2015 - June 2016

    Rescues:
    7
    First Aids:
    21
    Preventative Actions:
    11129

    The following organisations contribute to the above totals: Crookhaven (North Culburra Beach) (Lifeguards) Tilbury Cove (South Culburra Beach) (Lifeguards)

    Hazards

    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

    Thu, 11 Feb 01:00 am

    PT PERPENDICULA (12 km)


    Possible shower developing.
    21.90 °C
    NNE/20 km/h
    Wind

    Weather information
    ThuFriSatSunMonTue
    27° 19° 27° 20° 31° 20° 27° 21° 24° 18° 23° 18°

    WATER

    23

    Issued at Wed, 10 Feb 15:01

    SWELL FORECAST

    Thursday
    Friday
    Saturday
    Sunday
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • S
      9 km/h
      1.1m
    • NE
      14 km/h
      1.2m
    • SSW
      6 km/h
      0.9m
    • NE
      20 km/h
      1.7m
    • NNE
      17 km/h
      1.2m
    • NNE
      26 km/h
      1.6m
    • SSW
      19 km/h
      0.8m
    • S
      25 km/h
      1.1m

    Culburra Beach issued at Wed, 10 Feb 19:15

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    Today's Swell Description
    Wind:
    Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
    Swell:
    Easterly around 1 metre.
    Seas:
    1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
    Weather:
    Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower inshore in the afternoon and evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

    UV INDEX

    11



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    TODAY'S TIDE

    • Low
      04:48
      0.27m
    • High
      11:07
      1.81m
    • Low
      17:37
      0.12m
    • High
      23:45
      1.53m

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    Port Kembla issued at Thu, 11 Feb 00:00

    WARNINGS

    TODAY'S RADAR

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