Gannet - Beach in Bawley Point Shoalhaven NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Gannet NSW

Gannet Beach (NSW 488) is 400 m long and is a more curving east-facing beach, with the northern Jurwin and southern headland forming a 300 wide gap, which lowers waves to about 1 m. These maintain a wide low tide terrace, cut by rips against the boundary rocks and in... Read more

Gannet Beach (NSW 488) is 400 m long and is a more curving east-facing beach, with the northern Jurwin and southern headland forming a 300 wide gap, which lowers waves to about 1 m. These maintain a wide low tide terrace, cut by rips against the boundary rocks and in the centre during higher waves. It is backed by a foredune, road and house to either side, with a central reserve, and a small creek against the southern rocks. It drains a landlocked 9 ha reserve and wetland behind the houses. It can be accessed from either end and the road along the foredune.

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:
 nsw488

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area

Weather

Sunday 21, Jan 11:54 pm

Day 28°    Night 18°
22°C
Clear

Water Temperature  22°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots in the evening.
Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

11 am
1.55m
5 am
0.54m
6 pm
0.32m

UV

Index: 10 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 4:50 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Monday 22, Jan

Day 30°    Night 21°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Northerly 20 to 30 knots tending north to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots in the middle of the day then shifting south to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the late evening.
Swell: North to northeasterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore south of Moruya Heads during the afternoon.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm inshore in the afternoon.

Tide

12 am
1.29m
6 am
0.56m
12 pm
1.49m
6 pm
0.34m

UV

Index: 11 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 4:50 pm


Weather

Sun 21, Jan to Sun 28, Jan


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeast to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning then tending southeast to southwesterly during the evening.
Swell: Northeasterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

Tide


UV

Sun 21st 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:10 pm
Mon 22nd 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 4:50 pm
Tue 23rd 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 4:50 pm
Wed 24th 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 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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