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The Mooball Creek training walls at Potts Point (Fig. 4.12) marks the beginning of two near continuous beaches that extends south for 16.5 km to the Brunswick River mouth. The first is 2.9 km long Mooball Beach (NSW 9), which extends due south to the slight salient in lee of the Black Rocks reef. Beach NSW 10 continues south of the rocks as Mooball, then Wooyung, Crabbs Creek and finally New Brighton beach for 13.6 km to terminate against the northern Brunswick River training wall. The entire beach is backed by a low vegetated foredune and 100-200 m wide low barrier, backed from the north by The beach is composed of fine sand and well exposed to waves averaging 1.5 m which maintain a double bar system; the inner attached is cut by frequent rips, with more widely spaced rips on the outer bar. The reefs and rocks at Black Rocks produce a popular surfing spot, with beach breaks along the remainder.
Beach Length: 4.5km
General Hazard Rating: 6/10

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