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

Mon

16/04

Tue

17/04

Wed

18/04

Thu

19/04

Fri

20/04

Sat

21/04

Sun

22/04

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09:00 - 14:00

09:00 - 14:00

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

Weather

Friday 20, Apr 9:03 am

Day 25°    Night 14°
17.9°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  20°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable about 10 knots becoming southerly 10 to 15 knots before dawn then decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm north of Point Perpendicular. Caution: Surf conditions in the early morning may be more powerful than they appear and are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Tide

11 am
1.23m
5 am
0.27m
5 pm
0.48m

UV

Index: 4 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 1:50 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Saturday 21, Apr

Day 24°    Night 14°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots easing to about 10 knots in the late afternoon.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

12 am
1.57m
6 am
0.29m
12 pm
1.16m
6 pm
0.55m

UV

Index: 5 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 2:00 pm


Weather

Fri 20, Apr to Fri 27, Apr


Swell


Wind


Wind: East to southeasterly about 10 knots.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Fri 20th 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 2:00 pm
Sat 21st 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 2:00 pm
Sun 22nd 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 1:50 pm
Mon 23rd 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 1:50 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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