Cudmirrah - Beach in Cudmirrah Shoalhaven NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Cudmirrah NSW

Cudmirrah Beach (NSW 451) is the surf beach for Sussex Inlet and location of the Sussex Inlet and District SLSC (founded 1981). The beach is 3 km long extending to the southwest from the 60 m high sandstone headland and rocks at Sussex Inlet to the lee of the reef... Read more

Cudmirrah Beach (NSW 451) is the surf beach for Sussex Inlet and location of the Sussex Inlet and District SLSC (founded 1981). The beach is 3 km long extending to the southwest from the 60 m high sandstone headland and rocks at Sussex Inlet to the lee of the reef and sand salient on the north side of the usually closed mouth of Swan Lake. The beach is backed by active sand dunes including several large blowouts extending a few hundred meters inland and to heights of 30 m. The only car access is to a small car park behind the surf club, which is situated high on the northern foredune. Its tower gives an excellent view of the beach and its many rips. The entire beach faces straight into the southeast swell and has an exposed surf zone. Up to 10 large rips usually dominate the beach, with the largest in the north and a permanent rip against the rocks (Fig. 4.342 & 4.344). To the south slight protection in lee of the reef reduces wave height and rip intensity. The bars between the rips are usually detached in the north, attaching more frequently in the south. Following high seas a second bar forms offshore.

Swimming

A potentially hazardous rip-dominated beach particularly in the north. So definitely stay between the flags. Be very careful if swimming down the beach.

Surfing

A popular summer beach with plenty of beach breaks and offshore north winds. The southern reef, called Conneeleys Reef, can produce both lefts and rights.

Fishing

The inlet and wide, flat rock platform off north head are popular, with very persistent rip holes and gutters along the entire beach.

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Cudmirrah Beach (Sussex Inlet SLSC) (Lifeguards)

Mon

22/01

Tue

23/01

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24/01

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25/01

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26/01

Sat

27/01

Sun

28/01

09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

Sussex Inlet and Districts SLSC

Mon

22/01

Tue

23/01

Wed

24/01

Thu

25/01

Fri

26/01

Sat

27/01

Sun

28/01

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09:00 - 16:00

Information

About

Cudmirrah, NSW 2540

Length:
3km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
7/10 (Highly hazardous)

Beach Key:
 nsw451

Nearby beaches

Hazards

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

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Drinking water
  • Toilets
  • Kiosk
  • Public phone

Weather

Monday 22, Jan 11:20 pm

Day 32°    Night 20°
23.8°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  22°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northerly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots in the late evening.
Swell: Northeast to southeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre south of Port Kembla by early evening.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

12 am
1.47m
6 am
0.72m
12 pm
1.70m
6 pm
0.48m

UV

Index: 9 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Tuesday 23, Jan

Day 28°    Night 21°
Cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Northerly 15 to 25 knots shifting south to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the evening.
Swell: Northeasterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore south of Port Kembla around midday.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm south of Port Kembla in the afternoon and early evening.

Tide

1 am
1.49m
7 am
0.75m
1 pm
1.62m
7 pm
0.52m

UV

Index: 9 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm


Weather

Mon 22, Jan to Mon 29, Jan


Swell


Wind


Wind: South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
Swell: Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending easterly around 1 metre during the morning.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres.
Weather: Cloudy.

Tide


UV

Mon 22nd 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:40 pm
Tue 23rd 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Wed 24th 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 3:50 pm
Thu 25th 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:30 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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