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Yirrakala

Beach UNPATROLLED UNPATROLLED TODAY
Beach Number:
nt1025
State/Region:
NT Nhulunbuy
Post Code:
880
Length:
2.5km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
3/10 (Moderately 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.

     

    PATROL INFORMATION

    There is no beach service this week.

    STATISTICS

    July 2015 - June 2016

    Rescues:
    0
    First Aids:
    0
    Preventative Actions:
    0

    The following organisations contribute to the above totals: Walngawu Djakamirri SLSC

    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

    • Walngawu Djakamirri SLSC

    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

    Mon, 08 Feb 04:00 pm

    GOVE (5 km)


    Partly cloudy.
    27.30 °C
    SSE/7 km/h
    Wind

    Weather information
    MonTueWedThuFriSat
    35° 26° 35° 26° 35° 26° 34° 26° 33° 25° 33° 26°

    WATER

    30

    Issued at Mon, 08 Feb 13:29

    SWELL FORECAST

    Monday
    Tuesday
    Wednesday
    Thursday
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • NW
      20 km/h
      0.7m
    • NW
      21 km/h
      0.7m
    • WNW
      19 km/h
      0.8m
    • NW
      17 km/h
      0.8m
    • W
      18 km/h
      0.9m
    • WSW
      13 km/h
      0.6m
    • WSW
      10 km/h
      0.4m
    • SE
      5 km/h
      0.1m

    Nhulunbuy issued at Sun, 07 Feb 17:32

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    Today's Swell Description
    Wind:
    West to northwesterly about 10 knots.
    Swell:
    Northwesterly below 1 metre.
    Seas:
    Below 1 metre.
    Weather:
    Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower in the evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

    UV INDEX

    15



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    TODAY'S TIDE

    • Low
      02:21
      1.70m
    • High
      08:05
      3.24m
    • Low
      14:59
      0.84m
    • High
      21:28
      2.89m

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    Melville Bay (Gove Harbour) issued at Mon, 08 Feb 00:00

    WARNINGS

    TODAY'S RADAR

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