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Yirrakala

UNPATROLLED BEACH
Beach Number:
nt1025
State/Region:
NT Nhulunbuy
Post Code:
880
Length:
2.5km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
3/10 (Least hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
yirrakala (e 1)  (0.6km) yirrakala (e 2)  (0.7km) yirrakala (e 3)  (1km) yirrakala (e 4)  (1.2km) yirrakala (s 1)  (1.3km)

Beach

The Yirrkala community is located at the southern end of Yirrkala beach (NT 1025) in lee of a laterite headland that extends 2.5 km to the east (Fig. 5.117). The beach begins on the southern side of the 100 m wide headland that separates it from beach NT 1024 and trends south before curving round at the southern end to face north. The northernmost 1 km of beach has offshore rock reefs at either end, and some rocks outcropping along the beach. The next 1 km of beach is exposed to moderate waves averaging just over 1 m, which maintain a 50-100 m wide surf zone, with up to 12 rips occurring south of the reefs. Waves decrease in the southern corner and calm conditions often prevail. A small often blocked creek, that drains a 200 ha largely infilled lagoon, flows across the southern end of the beach and against the small rocky point that forms the southern boundary. The beach is backed by foredune ridges in the south, grading to largely vegetated transgressive dunes in the north and extending up to 500 m inland. The 1000 strong Yirrkala community is largely located immediately south of the southern end of the beach, and a track from the community runs behind the beach. The beach is occasionally patrolled by the Gove SLSC.

Location

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area Formal parking area
  • Drinking water Drinking water
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Other facilities Other facilities

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.

    Last updated: 28/08/2013 12:04:53

     

    PATROL INFORMATION

    There is no beach service this week.

    Hazards

    • Sharks Sharks
    • Irukandji Irukandji
    • Bluebottles Bluebottles
    • Chironex Chironex
    • Crocodiles Crocodiles
    • Topographic rips Topographic rips
    • High Tide Range High Tide Range
    • 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

      Fri, 26 Aug 03:30 pm

      GOVE (5 km)


      Mostly sunny.
      25.80 °C
      SE/28 km/h
      Wind

      Weather information
      FriSatSunMonTueWed
      29° 21° 30° 21° 30° 20° 30° 21° 30° 21° 30° 21°

      WATER

      26

      Issued at Fri, 26 Aug 13:34

      SWELL FORECAST

      Friday
      Saturday
      Sunday
      Monday
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • SE
        26 km/h
        1.2m
      • SSE
        31 km/h
        1.7m
      • SE
        29 km/h
        1.5m
      • SSE
        26 km/h
        1.4m
      • SSE
        16 km/h
        0.7m
      • ESE
        14 km/h
        0.7m
      • ESE
        12 km/h
        0.4m
      • E
        18 km/h
        0.6m

      Nhulunbuy issued at Thu, 25 Aug 17:59

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      Today's Swell Description
      Wind:
      Southeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
      Swell:
      Below 0.5 metres.
      Seas:
      1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres around midday.
      Weather:
      Mostly sunny.

      UV INDEX

      TODAY'S TIDE

      • high
        02:25
        1.59m
      • low
        05:14
        1.14m
      • low
        08:30
        0.52m
      • high
        11:15
        1.58m
      • high
        14:37
        1.77m
      • low
        17:10
        1.17m
      • low
        21:04
        0.23m

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      Cape Arnhem issued at Fri, 26 Aug 16:45

      WARNINGS

      TODAY'S RADAR

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