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13.90°C
Current Temperature
13.00km/h
Wind speed
19.20°C
Water Temperature
1.28m
Swell
0.61m
Tide
Malua Bay (NSW 543) is the surfing beach for Batemans Bay. It is visible from and lies just off George Bass Drive, with parking available next to the shops at the northern end and on either side of a grassy park that backs the entire beach. The park contains a picnic area and playground as well as the Batemans Bay SLSC in the centre (Fig. 4.377). The surf club was formed in 1970 when this whole section of coast was developed and subdivided for the residents of Canberra and to a lesser extent Sydney. The beach occupies a 600 m wide bay bordered by Malua Head to the north and the base of Pretty Point to the south, with Reedy Creek also draining across the northern end. It is 500 m long, faces east and receives waves averaging 1.2 m, which usually maintain an attached bar with a rip against the northern rocks. Higher waves produce a southern boundary rip and shifting central rip (Fig. 4.378), which are at time linked by a continuous trough. The rips contribute to the 30 rescues that occur here on average each year.
Beach Length: 0.4km
General Hazard Rating: 5/10

Patrolled Beach Flag Patrols

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Information

Formal parking area
Formal parking area
BBQ
Picnic
Toilets Block M/F
Shade
Toilets Block Disabled
Shelters
Showers
Playground
Shops
Artificial shade
Public phone
Park
Bus

Regulations

Camping Prohibited
Bicycles Allowed
Shared Footway
No Littering
No Vehicles
Fires Prohibited
No Cats or Dogs
No Dogs Allowed
No Firearms

Hazards

Large unexpected waves
Gutters
Fixed rips
Shallow Water
Shallow Sandbars
Winds
Uneven ground
Slippery rocks

Weather

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.