Umina - Beach in Umina Beach Gosford NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Umina NSW

Umina Beach (NSW 297b) occupies the western 1.2 km of the beach. The waves, clear of the tidal delta initially increase slightly in size to average about 1 m, then decrease into the western corner, where the beach turns to face east, and Ettalong Creek drains across the beach. Along... Read more

Umina Beach (NSW 297b) occupies the western 1.2 km of the beach. The waves, clear of the tidal delta initially increase slightly in size to average about 1 m, then decrease into the western corner, where the beach turns to face east, and Ettalong Creek drains across the beach. Along this section the bars remain low and wide, but rips are more common and stronger when the waves are breaking. As a result an average of 72 people are rescued here annually. The Umina SLSC, formed in 1959, is located in the centre of the beach and is responsible for the 1.6 km on the western end of Ocean Beach adjacent to the suburb of Umina. It has a large car park and is adjacent to the oval, sporting facilities and caravan park.

Swimming

Both beaches are moderately sheltered and relatively calm under northeast and east conditions. However tidal currents increase toward the east and Ettalong Beach and when waves are breaking, rip currents increase in strength toward the centre and west, with up to eight rips cutting across the attached bar. Best to stay between the flags at both beaches and on the attached bars, avoiding the rips and tidal currents.

Surfing

Ocean-Umina beach works best in a moderate to high southeast swell and particularly during summer when the north winds blow offshore. As mentioned for Lobster Beach, the famous long, left-hander called Box Head lies off of Ocean Beach, and is best reached by boat, which means it attracts the locals out of Brisbane Water as well as from Pittwater.

Fishing

Around the entrance to Brisbane Water most fishing takes place from boats, the seawall and off the tidal shoals at low tide. A tide gutter runs along Ocean Beach, with beach gutters along Umina Beach.

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Umina SLSC Inc

Mon

16/04

Tue

17/04

Wed

18/04

Thu

19/04

Fri

20/04

Sat

21/04

Sun

22/04

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09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

Gosford City Council Lifeguard Service

Mon

16/04

Tue

17/04

Wed

18/04

Thu

19/04

Fri

20/04

Sat

21/04

Sun

22/04

09:00 - 17:00

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09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

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Information

About

Umina Beach, NSW 2257

Includes beaches:
Ocean-umina Beach, Ocean

Length:
1.3km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
5/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 nsw297B

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Travelling rips
    Travelling rips
  • Shallow Sandbars
    Shallow Sandbars
  • Long beach
    Long beach
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Toilets
  • Disabled Toilets
  • Dressing shed
  • Showers
  • Kiosk
  • Park
  • BBQ
  • Picnic
  • Shade
  • Playground
  • Camping
  • Caravan park
  • Skate park
  • Cafe
  • Bike path
  • Lookout
  • Mobile Phone Coverage

Regulation Symbols

  • No Bike Riding
  • No Littering
  • No Vehicles
  • No Cats or Dogs
  • No Model Planes
  • Picking Plants Prohibited
  • Bombing Prohibited
  • No Diving
  • No Naked Flames
  • Pushing Prohibited
  • Camping Prohibited
  • No Dogs Allowed
  • No Parking
  • PWC's Prohibited
  • Do Not Drink the Water
  • No Entry
  • No Removing Shellfish
  • Sailboards Prohibited
  • Dog Litter Must be Picked Up
  • No Firearms
  • No Running
  • Scuba Diving Prohibited
  • No Fishing
  • No Skateboards
  • Shared Footway
  • Dogs Must be on a Leash
  • Dogs Allowed off Leash
  • No Glass
  • No Snorkelling
  • Surfcraft Prohibited
  • Fires Prohibited
  • No Golf
  • No Spear Fishing
  • Vessels Prohibited
  • No Alcohol
  • No Horses
  • No Swimming
  • Water Skiing Prohibited
  • No Bicycles
  • No Jumping
  • No Trailbikes
  • Other

Weather

Friday 20, Apr 9:12 am

Day 25°    Night 15°
16.9°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  22°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northerly 10 to 15 knots shifting southerly early in the morning then decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Caution: Surf conditions in the early morning may be more powerful than they appear and are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Tide

11 am
0.88m
6 am
0.20m
5 pm
0.27m

UV

Index: 5 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 2:00 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Saturday 21, Apr

Day 23°    Night 15°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southerly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots early in the morning.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore in the early morning.

Tide

12 am
1.21m
7 am
0.21m
1 pm
0.83m
6 pm
0.31m

UV

Index: 5 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 2:10 pm


Weather

Fri 20, Apr to Fri 27, Apr


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening.

Tide


UV

Fri 20th 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm
Sat 21st 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 2:10 pm
Sun 22nd 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm
Mon 23rd 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 2:00 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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