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

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

Wednesday 20, Jun 3:31 pm

Day 17°    Night 9°
15.1°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  18°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning southerly below 10 knots during the morning and early afternoon.
Swell: Southerly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday.
Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore north of Port Kembla in the early morning. Caution: Large and powerful surf conditions in the early morning are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Tide

1 am
1.80m
7 am
0.50m
2 pm
1.61m
8 pm
0.83m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Thursday 21, Jun

Day 17°    Night 7°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable in the morning.
Swell: Southeasterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy.

Tide

2 am
1.68m
8 am
0.56m
3 pm
1.64m
9 pm
0.82m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Weather

Wed 20, Jun to Wed 27, Jun


Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable about 10 knots becoming northerly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: Southeasterly 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore north of Port Kembla.
Seas: Below 0.5 metres, increasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon or evening.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Wed 20th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Thu 21st 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Fri 22nd 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Sat 23rd 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended

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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