Warrain - Beach in Kinghorne Shoalhaven NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Warrain NSW

Warrain Beach (N) (NSW 403) is the surfing beach for Culburra. It begins on the south side of Penguin Head (Fig. 4.329) and trends to the south for 3.7 km past the usually blocked mouth of Wollumboola Lake to the low rocks at Kinghorn Point (Fig. 4.330). Car parking is... Read more

Warrain Beach (N) (NSW 403) is the surfing beach for Culburra. It begins on the south side of Penguin Head (Fig. 4.329) and trends to the south for 3.7 km past the usually blocked mouth of Wollumboola Lake to the low rocks at Kinghorn Point (Fig. 4.330). Car parking is provided at the Nowra-Culburra SLSC (founded 1954) and by the north side of the lagoon entrance, while in the south a track leads off the Currarong road to the back of Kinghorn Point. The entire beach receives waves averaging 1.4 m, which are reduced around the surf club by some close-in reefs. Between the reefs and the northern headland the waves commonly produce two rips; while south of the reef, rips occur every 200-300 m. The intervening bar is usually attached, only detaching following periods of high waves.

Swimming

Both Crookhaven and Warrain beaches are rip-dominated, so stay in the patrolled areas. Tilbury Cove is usually quieter and patrolled in summer.

Surfing

There are numerous accessible beach breaks right along Culburra Beach; Tilbury offers some protected beach breaks in bigger south swell, with a right break also out on Penguin Point also working in larger swell. On Warrain the northern reefs are the most accessible and popular.

Fishing

The wide, flat rocks round both Crookhaven and Penguin heads are readily accessible and popular spots, with Crookhaven also giving access to the river mouth, while there are some good rock gullies out on Penguin. The beach offers the best rip holes toward the north end, with the boat ramp in the southern corner.

General

Culburra is a coastal community of 3500, located between Crookhaven and Penguin heads. It is bordered to the north by the Shoalhaven River, which enters the sea at Crookhaven Heads, while 600 ha Wollumboola Lake forms the southern boundary, with the estuarine Curleys Bay also backing much of the township. Three beaches (NSW 402-403) form the coastal boundary.

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Nowra-Culburra SLSC

Warraine Beach (Nowra-Culburra SLSC) (Lifeguards)

Information

About

Kinghorne, NSW 2540

Length:
3.7km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
6/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 nsw403

Nearby beaches

Hazards

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

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Drinking water
  • Toilets
  • Dressing shed
  • Showers
  • Pool
  • Kiosk
  • Shops
  • Public phone
  • Park
  • BBQ
  • Bus

Marine Warnings

Wed, 28 Jun 04:10
Marine Wind Warning Summary for New South Wales

Weather

Wednesday 28, Jun 5:14 am

Day 17°    Night 9°
11.7°C
Cloudy

Water Temperature  20°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending northwest to southwesterly in the early afternoon. Winds reaching up to 20 knots south of Port Kembla in the late evening.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Tide

6 am
0.16m
12 pm
1.24m
5 pm
0.49m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

128 km

radar helper

Weather

Thursday 29, Jun

Day 17°    Night 7°
Mostly sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the early afternoon then becoming westerly 15 to 25 knots in the evening.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower offshore north of Point Perpendicular, near zero chance elsewhere.

Tide

12 am
1.55m
7 am
0.23m
1 pm
1.23m
6 pm
0.55m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Weather

Wed 28, Jun to Wed 05, Jul


Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 20 to 30 knots turning southwesterly 25 to 35 knots during the morning.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

Wed 28th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Thu 29th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Fri 30th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Sat 1st 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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