Congo - Beach in Congo Eurobodalla NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Congo NSW

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.

Swimming

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.

Surfing

All three share the same bar, which can offer good beach breaks.

Fishing

There are plenty of persistent gutters both on the beaches and against Congo Point and the southern rocks.

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Information

About

Congo, NSW 2537

Length:
1.3km

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

Beach Key:
 nsw568

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area

Weather

Saturday 20, Oct 8:07 pm

Day 28°    Night 14°
18.7°C
Showers or storms

Water Temperature  17°C


Swell


Wind


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.

Tide

6 am
1.14m
12 am
0.37m
6 pm
1.27m
12 pm
0.53m

UV

Index: 8 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 4:10 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Sunday 21, Oct

Day 19°    Night 10°
Shower or two

Swell


Wind


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.

Tide

7 am
1.21m
1 am
0.33m
7 pm
1.31m
1 pm
0.46m

UV

Index: 8 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:20 pm


Weather

Sat 20, Oct to Sat 27, Oct


Swell


Wind


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.

Tide


UV

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.

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