Maroubra - Beach in Maroubra South Randwick NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Maroubra

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Maroubra Beach at 1 km in length is the longest beach in the eastern suburbs. It’s located in Maroubra Bay, an east-facing 1.8 km wide bay bounded by the northern Mistral and southern Magic points. The beach occupies the centre of the open bay and apart from the very southern... Read more

Maroubra Beach at 1 km in length is the longest beach in the eastern suburbs. It’s located in Maroubra Bay, an east-facing 1.8 km wide bay bounded by the northern Mistral and southern Magic points. The beach occupies the centre of the open bay and apart from the very southern end receives the full force of the Tasman Sea, producing an exposed rip-dominated beach. The beach is backed by an extensive reserve occupied in the north by a seawall, a large car park and the Maroubra SLSC (formed in 1907) (Figs. 4.246 & 4.247), while to the south is a managed foredune, grassy reserve, car parking and the South Maroubra SLSC (formed in 1963). In 2006 the entire beach was dedicated as a National Surfing Reserve, the first in NSW, with a plaque located on the northern promenade, together with a Surfers Walk of Fame.The northern and central sections of the beach (NSW 327a) are dominated by 4-5 rip systems, which are particularly strong in the north and against the northern headland. Also rocks and a drain at the northern end pose additional hazards. Maroubra SLSC rescues on average 285 people a year, the state’s highest. South Maroubra SLSC patrols the slightly less hazardous southern end and affects 80 rescues a year. The very southern end of the beach (NSW 327b) usually has lower waves apart from a small but persistent rip against the southern rocks, to the lee of which is a popular wading pool.

Swimming

One of Sydney's most hazardous beaches owing to the high waves and prevalence of rips, particularly in the centre and north. Swimmers should stay between the flags, preferably at the southern end.

Surfing

This is the surfing beach for the eastern suburbs, with consistent reef and beach breaks. The Point, Dunnybowl and Stromies are reef breaks located toward the northern end, with Skatepark in the centre and Southies and The Reef to the south, the latter providing good, hollow rights in northeast to east swell.

Fishing

A popular beach and rock fishing spot, with usually good gutters along the beach, and numerous locations on the rocks at each end. However the rocks are exposed in heavy conditions.

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Randwick City Council Lifeguard Service

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05/04

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Maroubra SLSC

TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
26°C
Water
22°C
UV Rating
6 / 11

Hazards

Sharks
Sharks
Bluebottles
Bluebottles
High surf
High surf
Large unexpected waves
Large unexpected waves
Heavy shorebreak
Heavy shorebreak
Gutters
Gutters
Littoral currents
Littoral currents
Fixed rips
Fixed rips
Flash rips
Flash rips
Travelling rips
Travelling rips
Topographic rips
Topographic rips
High Tide Range
High Tide Range
Shallow Water
Shallow Water
Shallow Sandbars
Shallow Sandbars
Submerged Objects
Submerged Objects
Water Temp
Water Temp
Winds
Winds
Accessible Rock Platforms
Accessible Rock Platforms
Beach erosion
Beach erosion
Long beach
Long beach
Outfall
Outfall
Water pollution
Water pollution
Slippery rocks
Slippery rocks

Strong Currents

Information Symbols

Formal parking area
Toilets
Disabled Toilets
Dressing shed
Showers
Rock pool
Shops
Park
BBQ
Picnic
Shade
Shelters
Playground
Skate park
Cafe
Bike path
Artificial shade
Mobile Phone Coverage
Bus

Regulation Symbols

Camping Prohibited
No Littering
No Vehicles
No Alcohol
No Bike Riding
No Cats or Dogs
Saturday, 4 Apr 1:52

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.


Maroubra South, NSW 2035
Includes beaches: Maroubra Beach, South Maroubra
Length: 0.5km
General Hazard Rating: 6/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: nsw327A