Umina - Beach in Umina Beach Gosford NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Umina

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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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Beach Patrols Change Day

Umina SLSC Inc

Mon
22/02
Tue
23/02
Wed
24/02
Thu
25/02
Fri
26/02
Sat
27/02
Sun
28/02

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09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

Central Coast Council Lifeguard Service

Mon
22/02
Tue
23/02
Wed
24/02
Thu
25/02
Fri
26/02
Sat
27/02
Sun
28/02

09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

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TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
22°C
Water
24°C
UV Rating
10 / 11

Hazards

Sharks
Sharks
Bluebottles
Bluebottles
Travelling rips
Travelling rips
Shallow Sandbars
Shallow Sandbars
Long beach
Long beach

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
Sunday, 28 Feb 12:15

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.


Umina Beach, NSW 2257
Includes beaches: Ocean-umina Beach, Ocean
Length: 1.3km
General Hazard Rating: 5/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: nsw297B
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Beach at capacity
Restrictions apply
No access to beach
Beach nearing capacity
Access may be restricted
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