Cormorant - Beach in Bawley Point Shoalhaven NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Cormorant NSW

On the south side of Bawley Point are two adjoining beaches separated by Jurwin Head (Fig. 4.360). To the north is 300 m long Cormorant Beach (NSW 487) which is relatively straight and faces due east between the sloping rocks of Bawley and Jurwin points. Houses back both sides with... Read more

On the south side of Bawley Point are two adjoining beaches separated by Jurwin Head (Fig. 4.360). To the north is 300 m long Cormorant Beach (NSW 487) which is relatively straight and faces due east between the sloping rocks of Bawley and Jurwin points. Houses back both sides with a foredune then 12 ha wetland behind the centre, which is drained by a small creek against the northern rocks. The beach receives waves averaging about 1 m, which usually maintain a continuous low tide terrace. Rips form against the northern rocks, then down the beach during higher waves. It can be accessed from a small park besides the creek and via a public walkway between the houses in the south.

Swimming

When waves exceed 1 m watch for the boundary rips.

Surfing

Usually low to moderate beach breaks, plus reef-point breaks on the points either end of Gannet Beach.

Fishing

Both beaches have sloping rocks at each end fronted by permanent rip gutters. During low waves small boats are launched from the southern end of Gannet.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Bawley Point, NSW 2539

Length:
0.3km

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

Beach Key:
 nsw487

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Toilets

Weather

Saturday 21, Oct 11:11 pm

Day 18°    Night 10°
14.1°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  17°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southerly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. 2nd
Seas: 2 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 metre around midday. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower offshore, near zero chance elsewhere.

Tide

9 am
1.56m
3 am
0.38m
10 pm
1.33m
4 pm
0.34m

UV

Index: 8 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:00 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Sunday 22, Oct

Day 19°    Night 11°
Possible shower

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southerly 10 to 15 knots tending southwesterly before dawn then tending southeast to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the late afternoon.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore by early evening.
Weather: Cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

Tide

10 am
1.56m
4 am
0.44m
11 pm
1.28m
4 pm
0.36m

UV

Index: 7 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 3:50 pm


Weather

Sat 21, Oct to Sat 28, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the day then becoming variable below 10 knots during the evening.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore north of Moruya Heads.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide


UV

Sat 21st 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 3:50 pm
Sun 22nd 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 3:50 pm
Mon 23rd 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:00 pm
Tue 24th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:00 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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