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)

Sussex Inlet and Districts SLSC

Information

About

Cudmirrah, NSW 2540

Length:
3km

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

Beach Key:
 nsw451

Nearby beaches

Today's hazards

    Today's photo

    Beach Photo

    Taken by Sussex Inlet and Districts SLSC at 09/12/2018 09:14am

    Hazards

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

    Information Symbols

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

    Weather

    Sunday 09, Dec 8:35 pm

    Day 27°    Night 17°
    Possible shower

    Water Temperature  20°C


    Swell


    Wind


    Wind: North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots early in the morning.
    Swell: South to southeasterly around 1 metre. 2nd
    Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres. 1st
    Weather: Mostly sunny.

    Tide

    10 am
    1.87m
    3 am
    0.68m
    10 pm
    1.39m
    4 pm
    0.43m

    UV

    Index: 12 (Extreme)

    Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 5:10 pm


    Radar

    128 km

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    Weather

    Monday 10, Dec

    Day 25°    Night 18°
    Showers

    Swell


    Wind


    Wind: North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots shifting south to southeasterly in the afternoon.
    Swell: Northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
    Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
    Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and early evening.

    Tide

    10 am
    1.84m
    4 am
    0.73m
    11 pm
    1.37m
    5 pm
    0.46m

    UV

    Index: 12 (Extreme)

    Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm


    Weather

    Sun 09, Dec to Sun 16, Dec


    Swell


    Wind


    Wind: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening.
    Swell: Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
    Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres.
    Weather: Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

    Tide


    UV

    Sun 9th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
    Mon 10th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
    Tue 11th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 5:10 pm
    Wed 12th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 5:10 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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