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Bengello/south Broulee/south NSW

Bengello Beach is 6 km long. It starts at Broulee Head and runs first to the south west and then south to the northern entrance wall of the Moruya River mouth. The beach is accessible at the northern end where Broulee Surfers Surf Club is located. There... Read more

Bengello Beach is 6 km long. It starts at Broulee Head and runs first to the south west and then south to the northern entrance wall of the Moruya River mouth. The beach is accessible at the northern end where Broulee Surfers Surf Club is located. There is a car park and next to the Club and at the base of the headland near a small boat ramp. A gravel road runs south along the beach for 2 km providing access as far as Waldrons Creek which breaks out across the beach during floods. This road used to run all the way to the southern end, but was cut by big seas in 1975 and subsequently closed, with a new sealed road is located 1 to 2 km inland. The new road meets the road which runs out to the north side of the river mouth, where the Moruya Airport is also located. The entire beach is backed by 1 to 2 km of low densely vegetated foredunes, which were formed as the entire shoreline build out seaward between 6 000 and 3 000 years ago. The centre of the beach is exposed to most swell and receives waves averaging 1.6 m. The popular northern end is protected from summer north east winds and swell, while at the very southern end, the entrance wall, tidal shoals and Moruya Heads reduce south waves to about 1 m. For most of the beach the waves develop a double bar system, with the inner bar usually attached and cut by rips every 300 m, producing up to 30 rips along the beach. A strong permanent rips runs out against the northern rocks and is used by fishing boats and surfers to get out the back. Against the entrance wall waves are often lower but rips also extend right to the wall. The northern South Broulee Beach has been patrolled by the Broulee Surfers Club since 1979. It is a potentially hazardous owing to the permanent rip and strong rips down the beach. Stay between the flags as an average of 19 people are rescued here each year. Be very careful if bathing down this long and often empty beach, as rips abound. Stay on the bar if attached and out of the rips and longshore trough.

Swimming

It is a potentially hazardous owing to the permanent rip and strong rips down the beach. Stay between the flags as an average of 19 people are rescued here each year. Be very careful if bathing down this long and often empty beach, as rips abound. Stay on the bar if attached and out of the rips and longshore trough.

Surfing

South Broulee is a top spot and frequented by many surfers. It picks up most east and south swell, often has good banks and during summer north east winds blow offshore. The southern beach at the entrance wall should also be used with caution as rips are usually present. The surfers are attracted to the right called The Wall against the entrance wall, as well as breaks produced by the river mouth bars.

Fishing

This beach offers good opportunities right along, with a small calm weather boat ramp against the northern rocks, together with the wide, flat rock platform. Numerous rip holes and gutters occur down the beach, and off the north Wall at the southern end.

General

One of the longer and more natural beaches on the South Coast, that picks up plenty of swell and offers lots of space for beach goers and surfers. Bathers must however be wary of the many persistent rips.

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Information

About

Broulee, NSW 2537

Length:
6km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
7/10 (Highly hazardous)

Beach Key:
 nsw562

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Littoral currents
    Littoral currents
  • Fixed rips
    Fixed rips
  • Rocks
    Rocks
  • Accessible Rock Platforms
    Accessible Rock Platforms
  • Long beach
    Long beach
  • Outfall
    Outfall
  • Water Temp
    Water Temp
  • Gutters
    Gutters
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Toilets
  • Disabled Toilets
  • Dressing shed
  • Showers
  • Kiosk
  • Playground
  • Caravan park
  • Boat ramp
  • Skate park
  • Bike path
  • Lookout
  • Power supply
  • Mobile Phone Coverage

Regulation Symbols

  • Camping Prohibited
  • Shared Footway
  • No Littering
  • No Vehicles
  • No Horses
  • Dog Litter Must be Picked Up
  • No Cats or Dogs
  • No Dogs Allowed

Weather

Saturday 21, Oct 10:59 pm

Day 20°    Night 6°
11.5°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  17°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southerly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. 2nd
Seas: 2 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 metre around midday. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower offshore, near zero chance elsewhere.

Tide

10 am
1.46m
4 am
0.30m
10 pm
1.26m
4 pm
0.26m

UV

Index: 8 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:10 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Sunday 22, Oct

Day 21°    Night 7°
Possible shower

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southerly 10 to 15 knots tending southwesterly before dawn then tending southeast to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the late afternoon.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore by early evening.
Weather: Cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

Tide

10 am
1.46m
4 am
0.34m
11 pm
1.20m
5 pm
0.28m

UV

Index: 7 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 3:50 pm


Weather

Sat 21, Oct to Sat 28, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the day then becoming variable below 10 knots during the evening.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore north of Moruya Heads.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide


UV

Sat 21st 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 4:00 pm
Sun 22nd 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 3:50 pm
Mon 23rd 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:10 pm
Tue 24th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:10 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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