Hungry Head - Beach in Urunga Bellingen NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Hungry Head NSW

The main Hungry Head beach (NSW 118) continues south of the head for 2 km to some low rocks and a small creek mouth. This is the town beach for Urunga (population 3000) located 2.5 km to the north. The Urunga SLSC was established toward the northern end of the... Read more

The main Hungry Head beach (NSW 118) continues south of the head for 2 km to some low rocks and a small creek mouth. This is the town beach for Urunga (population 3000) located 2.5 km to the north. The Urunga SLSC was established toward the northern end of the beach in 1925. The beach has maintained its natural setting with the only development being a park and picnic area on the headland and the surf club tucked in between the head and the usually closed mouth of Dalhousie Creek (Fig. 61). South of the creek mouth the beach is backed by dunes, the North Coast railway and the deflected Dalhousie Creek. Wave average 1.5 m and result in a single attached bar with rips occurring every 200-300 m including in front of the surf club.

Swimming

Three moderately exposed beach usually dominated by beach rips, with several rocks and reefs also present off the boundaries. The best location at the patrolled Hungry Head beach.

Surfing

The reef off Hungry Head is a popular destination for local and travelling surfers. It can provide both left and right-handers. Also there are numerous beach breaks up the beach requiring 4WD.

Fishing

The South Wall and the rocks at Hungry and Wenonah heads are all popular, together with beach fishing in between, with boat launched from Wenonah Head. The beach provides worms and pippis, while the surf is fished for tailor, whiting, mulloway and bream. The north beach is accessible by 4WD north of Hungry Head.

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Urunga SLSC

Hungry Head Beach (Lifeguards)

Information

About

Urunga, NSW 2455

Length:
2km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
6/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 nsw118

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Toilets
  • Dressing shed
  • Showers
  • Kiosk
  • Public phone
  • Park
  • Bus

Marine Warnings

Fri, 28 Jul 22:00
Marine Wind Warning Summary for New South Wales

Fri, 28 Jul 20:40
Severe Weather Warning

Weather

Friday 28, Jul 10:54 pm

Day 23°    Night 9°
10.6°C
Clear

Water Temperature  20°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northerly 10 to 15 knots at first, becoming north to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning, reaching 25 knots offshore. Winds shifting west to southwesterly in the evening.
Swell: Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Weather: Mostly sunny. 30% chance of a shower offshore in the afternoon and evening.

Tide

11 am
1.47m
5 am
0.37m
11 pm
1.63m
5 pm
0.60m

UV

Index: 4 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 10:10 am to 1:50 pm


Radar

128 km

radar helper

Weather

Saturday 29, Jul

Day 20°    Night 7°
Sunny

Wind


Wind: South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Seas: Around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
Weather: Sunny.

Tide

6 am
0.45m
12 pm
1.45m
6 pm
0.69m

UV

Index: 4 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 10:30 am to 1:40 pm


Weather

Fri 28, Jul to Fri 04, Aug


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northerly 10 to 15 knots.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide


UV

Fri 28th 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:50 am to 1:10 pm
Sat 29th 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:30 am to 1:40 pm
Sun 30th 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:10 am to 1:50 pm
Mon 31st 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:10 am to 1:50 pm

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.

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