Moderately hazardous: 4-6
Highly hazardous: 7-8
Extremely hazardous: 9-10
The area commonly known to surfers as Racecourse Beach actually contains three separate beaches, which share the same surf. They face the southeast, and receive waves averaging 1.5 m. The first, Rennies Beach (NSW 473) and lies at the southern base of Warden Head, immediately west of beach NSW 472. It consists of a 200 m long pocket of sand with some rocks in the surf and rock platforms to either end. It has a 100 m wide surf zone usually drained by a permanent rip against the western rocks. It is backed by 20 m high vegetated bluffs, with a small creek draining across the centre of the beach. Street parking is available on the western bluffs.
These are four hazardous rip and rock-dominated beaches unsuitable for safe swimming.
In big seas the Ulladulla bombora out off Warden Head produces a very big steep right, which is best left to the experienced surfers. The reef off Rennies produces both left and right hand breaks, holding up to 2 m. Racecourse is well known and frequented for its often good beach and reef breaks on the main beach.
Warden Head with its wide rock platforms and deep gutters is a popular, if hazardous, location, while each of the beaches offers both rock and beach fishing into the gutters.