Back Angourie/angourie Bay

Unpatrolled Unpatrolled

Back Angourie, as the surfers call it, is where you go when the north easter blows up and blows out Angourie Point. Most board riders stick to the more accessible northern end, in lee of Angourie Point. The beach runs for 1.5 km down to Woody... Read more

Back Angourie, as the surfers call it, is where you go when the north easter blows up and blows out Angourie Point. Most board riders stick to the more accessible northern end, in lee of Angourie Point. The beach runs for 1.5 km down to Woody Bluff in the south. It faces the south east and receives the full force of the waves. The energetic waves and fine sand form a double bar system, the inner usually cut by 6 rips, then a deep trough and an outer bar with more widely spaced rips. A strong permanent rips runs out past the southern headland.

Swimming

Rips dominate this beach, so stay on the bars and watch for currents and rip holes. If you are swimming stay in the north in sight of other beach goers and surfers.

Surfing

The place to go in a north easter, with good lefts in lee of Angourie Point, but also variable beach breaks under most conditions.

Fishing

A permanent gutter runs out against the Point, while deep shifting gutters occur down the beach.

General

Back Angourie is for surfers escaping the summer north winds; families who can handle an unpatrolled and potentially hazardous beach; and a base for hikers and campers heading south along the coastal trail.

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There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Safety section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.

TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
18°C
Water
22°C
UV Rating
12 / 11

Hazards

Sharks
Sharks
Bluebottles
Bluebottles
Topographic rips
Topographic rips

Strong Currents

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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.


Angourie, NSW 2464
Length: 1.5km
General Hazard Rating: 6/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: nsw049
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