Maroubra Beach - Beach in Maroubra South Randwick NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Maroubra Beach NSW

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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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Information

About

Maroubra South, NSW 2035

Includes beaches:
Maroubra, South Maroubra

Length:
1km

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

Beach Key:
 nsw327

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Bus
  • Train
  • Passenger ferry

Weather

Thursday 23, Feb 3:00 am

Day 30°    Night 21°
22.7°C
Sunny

Water Temperature  25°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots early in the morning.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre.
Seas: 2 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather: Sunny.

Tide

6 am
1.58m
12 am
0.62m
7 pm
1.29m
1 pm
0.49m

UV

Index: 10 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:50 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Friday 24, Feb

Day 28°    Night 22°
Shower or two

Swell


Wind


Wind: East to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers inshore, 30% chance elsewhere.

Tide

7 am
1.66m
1 am
0.55m
8 pm
1.36m
2 pm
0.41m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm


Weather

Thu 23, Feb to Thu 02, Mar


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Wind


Wind: East to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning south to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots during the day.
Swell: South to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Weather: Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. Showers heavy at times in the evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

Tide


UV

Thu 23rd 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:10 pm
Fri 24th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Sat 25th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Sun 26th 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:50 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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