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CORMORANT

UNPATROLLED BEACH
Beach Number:
nsw487
State/Region:
NSW Bawley Point
Post Code:
2539
Length:
0.3km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
5/10 (Highly hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
gannet  (0.4km) bawley  (0.5km) north  (0.9km) murramarang  (0.9km) nuggan point  (1.3km)

Beach

On the south side of Bawley Point are two adjoining beaches separated by Jurwin Head (Fig. 4.360). To the north is 300 m long Cormorant Beach (NSW 487) which is relatively straight and faces due east between the sloping rocks of Bawley and Jurwin points. Houses back both sides with a foredune then 12 ha wetland behind the centre, which is drained by a small creek against the northern rocks. The beach receives waves averaging about 1 m, which usually maintain a continuous low tide terrace. Rips form against the northern rocks, then down the beach during higher waves. It can be accessed from a small park besides the creek and via a public walkway between the houses in the south.

Swimming

When waves exceed 1 m watch for the boundary rips.

Surfing

Usually low to moderate beach breaks, plus reef-point breaks on the points either end of Gannet Beach.

Fishing

Both beaches have sloping rocks at each end fronted by permanent rip gutters. During low waves small boats are launched from the southern end of Gannet.

Location

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area Formal parking area
  • Toilets Toilets

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.

    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 06:00 am

      ULLADULLA AWS (11 km)


      Possible shower.
      20.30 °C
      WSW/4 km/h
      Wind

      Weather information
      ThuFriSatSunMonTue
      28° 18° 29° 18° 35° 18° 28° 18° 26° 16° 26° 15°

      WATER

      23

      Issued at Wed, 10 Feb 15:01

      SWELL FORECAST

      Thursday
      Friday
      Saturday
      Sunday
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • SE
        5 km/h
        0.9m
      • ENE
        11 km/h
        1m
      • ESE
        5 km/h
        0.9m
      • NE
        25 km/h
        1.5m
      • NE
        16 km/h
        1m
      • SSE
        21 km/h
        1.3m
      • SW
        17 km/h
        0.9m
      • SSE
        20 km/h
        1m

      Bawley Point 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:
      Around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
      Weather:
      Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower. 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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