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Darwin Recreation Lagoon

Beach PATROLLED PATROLLED TODAY
Beach Number:
ntDwnLgn1
Includes Beaches:
darwin wave lagoon
State/Region:
NT Darwin
Post Code:
0800
Length:
0.11km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
2/10 (Least hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
darwin wave lagoon  (0.1km) lameroo beach  (0.8km) mindil beach  (1.9km) cullen beach  (2.1km) vesteys beach  (2.6km)

Beach

A sea wall designed to protect the entire site from a 1:100 storm surge captures a permanent body of water providing for swimming and other water-based activities.Water is pumped in from the sea and the water quality is maintained through mechanical flushing and mixing.Mesh screens are in place to prevent marine stingers entering the Lagoon, and there is a stinger net providing more protection on the beach side. Further, lifeguards regularly drag and monitor the water and night spotting for marine stingers is carried out weekly. But, while the Darwin Waterfront Corporation takes all reasonable steps to ensure the Lagoon is free of marine stingers we can not guarantee this.A natural eco system exists including fish, algae, and Cassiopeia jellyfish. All play an important role maintaining a healthy environment. Large fish live in the Lagoon which at times have been known to brush up against swimmers. However, these large fish eat the jellyfish and we need them to keep the numbers down. If swimming with large fish isn’t the experience you are after then we encourage you to swim on the beach side of the stinger net, they are kept out of this area. Of course we will always monitor the situation and ask that people contact us if they have any concerns. Large fish are removed periodically.As part of the Darwin Waterfront Corporation’s management plan water quality in the Lagoon is checked regularly.The Recreation Lagoon is free to use.Information provided by the Darwin Waterfront Corporation.More information available at http://www.waterfront.nt.gov.au/darwin-waterfront-precinct/

Swimming

Swimmers are not to go beyond the floating pontoon due to the construction site

Fishing

Fishing is prohibited

Location

Information Symbols

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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: 07/07/2011 14:01:44

     

    PATROL INFORMATION

    Patrol Information
      Mon 20/06 Tue 21/06 Wed 22/06 Thu 23/06 Fri 24/06 Sat 25/06 Sun 26/06
    Darwin Wave Lagoon (Lifeguards)
    09:00
    -
    18:00
    09:00
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    18:00
    09:00
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    18:00
    09:00
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    18:00
    09:00
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    18:00
    09:00
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    18:00
    09:00
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    18:00

    STATISTICS

    July 2015 - June 2016

    Rescues:
    81
    First Aids:
    247
    Preventative Actions:
    3106

    The following organisations contribute to the above totals: Darwin Wave Lagoon (Lifeguards) Darwin Recreation Lagoon (Lifeguards)

    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

      Sun, 26 Jun 11:30 am

      DARWIN NTC AWS (0 km)


      Mostly sunny.
      28.30 °C
      ESE/11 km/h
      Wind

      Weather information
      SunMonTueWedThuFri
      34° 23° 33° 23° 33° 23° 33° 23° 32° 21° 32° 21°

      WATER

      28

      Issued at Sat, 25 Jun 13:32

      SWELL FORECAST

      Sunday
      Monday
      Tuesday
      Wednesday
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • SE
        10 km/h
        0.1m
      • WSW
        14 km/h
        0.3m
      • E
        8 km/h
        0.2m
      • SSE
        13 km/h
        0.3m
      • ESE
        11 km/h
        0.2m
      • WSW
        10 km/h
        0.2m
      • ESE
        19 km/h
        0m
      • SSW
        11 km/h
        0m

      Darwin issued at Sat, 25 Jun 21:17

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      Today's Swell Description
      Wind:
      Easterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the early afternoon then becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
      Swell:
      Below 0.5 metres.
      Seas:
      Around 1 metre.
      Weather:
      Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower.

      UV INDEX

      9



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      TODAY'S TIDE

      • high
        01:39
        0.92m
      • low
        03:36
        1.61m
      • low
        07:42
        0.30m
      • high
        09:57
        6.71m
      • high
        13:51
        0.91m
      • low
        16:16
        2.43m
      • low
        20:12
        0.29m
      • high
        21:56
        5.93m

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      Darwin issued at Sun, 26 Jun 12:49

      WARNINGS

      TODAY'S RADAR

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