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.
Both Crookhaven and Warrain beaches are rip-dominated, so stay in the patrolled areas. Tilbury Cove is usually quieter and patrolled in summer.
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.
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.
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.Read less
Fri, 17 Aug 04:10
Marine Wind Warning Summary for New South Wales
Wind: Northwest to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching 20 knots inshore at first, becoming variable about 10 knots in the afternoon then west to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Sun protection recommended from 11:00 am to 12:40 pm
Wind: West to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots tending north to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots in the early afternoon.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Mostly sunny.
Sun protection recommended from 10:30 am to 1:10 pm
Wind: Westerly 20 to 30 knots turning southwesterly 25 to 40 knots during the day.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the evening.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres offshore south of Port Kembla during the evening.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.
|Fri 17th||3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:40 am to 1:10 pm|
|Sat 18th||3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:30 am to 1:10 pm|
|Sun 19th||3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 11:10 am to 12:30 pm|
|Mon 20th||3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 11:00 am to 12:40 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.