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Yirrakala

Beach UNPATROLLED PATROLLED UNPATROLLED BEACH TODAY
Beach Number:
nt1025
Includes Beaches:
Yirrakala
State/Region:
NT - Yirrkala
Post Code:
822
General Beach Hazard Rating:
3/10 ( Least hazardous)

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.

Parking

Type:
Formal parking area
Spaces:
100

Location

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  • Drinking water Drinking water
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Other facilities
    Other facilities
  • Parking Parking

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

  • Walngawu Djakamirri SLSC

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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 29° wind NE/22 km/h

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Weather information
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GOVE (8 km) issued at Mon 24 Nov 08:30 (EST)

WATER

29

Issued at Mon, November 24 07:02

SWELL FORECAST

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    0 m
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Yirrkala issued at Sat, November 22 23:00 (EST)

UV INDEX

13

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TODAY'S TIDE

  • Low
    4:44
    1.29m
  • High
    10:30
    3.21m
  • Low
    17:09
    0.50m
  • High
    23:32
    2.85m
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Gove Harbour issued at Mon, November 24 00:00 (Local Time)

WARNINGS

  • Fri 21/Nov 9:28 PM

TODAY'S RADAR

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