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Bengello/south Broulee/south

Beach UNPATROLLED PATROLLED UNPATROLLED BEACH TODAY
Beach Number:
nsw562
Includes Beaches:
Bengello/south Broulee/south
State/Region:
NSW - Moruya
Post Code:
2537
General Beach Hazard Rating:
7/10 (Highly hazardous)

Beach

Bengello Beach is 6 km long. It starts at Broulee Head and runs first to the south west and then south to the northern entrance wall of the Moruya River mouth. The beach is accessible at the northern end where Broulee Surfers Surf Club is located. There is a car park and next to the Club and at the base of the headland near a small boat ramp. A gravel road runs south along the beach for 2 km providing access as far as Waldrons Creek which breaks out across the beach during floods. This road used to run all the way to the southern end, but was cut by big seas in 1975 and subsequently closed, with a new sealed road is located 1 to 2 km inland. The new road meets the road which runs out to the north side of the river mouth, where the Moruya Airport is also located. The entire beach is backed by 1 to 2 km of low densely vegetated foredunes, which were formed as the entire shoreline build out seaward between 6 000 and 3 000 years ago. The centre of the beach is exposed to most swell and receives waves averaging 1.6 m. The popular northern end is protected from summer north east winds and swell, while at the very southern end, the entrance wall, tidal shoals and Moruya Heads reduce south waves to about 1 m. For most of the beach the waves develop a double bar system, with the inner bar usually attached and cut by rips every 300 m, producing up to 30 rips along the beach. A strong permanent rips runs out against the northern rocks and is used by fishing boats and surfers to get out the back. Against the entrance wall waves are often lower but rips also extend right to the wall. The northern South Broulee Beach has been patrolled by the Broulee Surfers Club since 1979. It is a potentially hazardous owing to the permanent rip and strong rips down the beach. Stay between the flags as an average of 19 people are rescued here each year. Be very careful if bathing down this long and often empty beach, as rips abound. Stay on the bar if attached and out of the rips and longshore trough.

Swimming

It is a potentially hazardous owing to the permanent rip and strong rips down the beach. Stay between the flags as an average of 19 people are rescued here each year. Be very careful if bathing down this long and often empty beach, as rips abound. Stay on the bar if attached and out of the rips and longshore trough.

Surfing

South Broulee is a top spot and frequented by many surfers. It picks up most east and south swell, often has good banks and during summer north east winds blow offshore. The southern beach at the entrance wall should also be used with caution as rips are usually present. The surfers are attracted to the right called The Wall against the entrance wall, as well as breaks produced by the river mouth bars.

Fishing

This beach offers good opportunities right along, with a small calm weather boat ramp against the northern rocks, together with the wide, flat rock platform. Numerous rip holes and gutters occur down the beach, and off the north Wall at the southern end.

General

One of the longer and more natural beaches on the South Coast, that picks up plenty of swell and offers lots of space for beach goers and surfers. Bathers must however be wary of the many persistent rips.

Parking

Type:
Formal parking area
Surface:
Sealed
Spaces:
50

Location

Information Symbols

  • Toilets Toilets
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Disabled Toilets Disabled Toilets
  • Dressing shed Dressing shed
  • Showers Showers
  • Kiosk Kiosk
  • Playground Playground
  • Caravan park Caravan park
  • Boat ramp Boat ramp
  • Skate park Skate park
  • Bike path Bike path
  • Lookout Lookout
  • Power supply
    Power supply
  • Mobile Phone Coverage Mobile Phone Coverage
  • Parking Parking

Regulation Symbols

  • Camping Prohibited Camping Prohibited
  • Shared Footway Shared Footway
  • No Littering No Littering
  • No Vehicles No Vehicles
  • No Horses No Horses
  • Dog Litter Must be Picked Up Dog Litter Must be Picked Up
  • No Cats or Dogs No Cats or Dogs
  • No Dogs Allowed No Dogs Allowed

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 2014 - June 2015

Rescues:
0
First Aids:
0
Preventative Actions:
0

The following organisations contribute to the above totals:

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

Today 16° wind N/13 km/h

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MORUYA AP AWS (2 km) issued at Thu 24 Jul 13:30 (EST)

WATER

17

Issued at Thu, July 24 13:00

SWELL FORECAST

Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • SSE
    0.7 m
  • SE
    0.7 m
  • SE
    0.5 m
  • ESE
    0.4 m
  • NE
    0.4 m

5 km from Moruya issued at Wed, July 23 22:00 (EST)

UV INDEX

2

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TODAY'S TIDE

  • Low
    0:50
    0.48m
  • High
    6:39
    1.24m
  • Low
    12:01
    0.65m
  • High
    18:39
    1.72m
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Eden issued at Thu, July 24 00:00 (Local Time)

WARNINGS

TODAY'S RADAR

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