Congo Point is a low rock reef composed on Tertiary basalt, backed by 20 m high bluffs composed of Tertiary sandstone. Congo Creek flows out against the rocks (Fig. 4.389) and within the national park, with the camping area on the southern creek entrance. The small Congo settlement is located... Read more
Congo Point is a low rock reef composed on Tertiary basalt, backed by 20 m high bluffs composed of Tertiary sandstone. Congo Creek flows out against the rocks (Fig. 4.389) and within the national park, with the camping area on the southern creek entrance. The small Congo settlement is located on the backing bluffs, immediately south of the park boundary. Three beaches (NSW 568-570) extend for 2 km south of the point, with access only in the north at Congo. Congo Beach (NSW 568) runs due south of the point for 1.5 km to the beginning of a 30 m high section of indented basalt cliffs, with the surf zone continuing past the cliffs. The beach is backed by a foredune then bluffs rising to 20 m and the Congo settlement, with a small creek draining across towards the southern end.
These are three hazardous isolated beaches, with persistent rips and often a deep longshore trough. Be very careful if swimming here. The two small southern beaches are particularly hazardous as their rips are intensified against the rocks.
All three share the same bar, which can offer good beach breaks.
There are plenty of persistent gutters both on the beaches and against Congo Point and the southern rocks.Read less
Sat, 20 Oct 18:56
Detailed Severe Thunderstorm Warning
Wind: Northerly 15 to 20 knots shifting southerly 15 to 25 knots in the early afternoon. Winds reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the evening.
Swell: Northeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 90% chance of showers in the afternoon and evening. A thunderstorm likely in the afternoon and evening, possibly severe.
Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 4:10 pm
Wind: Southerly 20 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots early in the morning then decreasing to 15 to 25 knots early in the morning.
Swell: Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore. 2nd
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres. 1st
Weather: Cloudy. 95% chance of showers.
Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:20 pm
Wind: Southeast to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending northeast to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots during the day.
Swell: Northeasterly 1.5 metres, tending easterly 1.5 metres during the morning.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.
|Sat 20th||8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:10 pm|
|Sun 21st||8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:20 pm|
|Mon 22nd||9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:20 pm|
|Tue 23rd||8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 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.