Mollymook - Beach in Mollymook Beach Shoalhaven NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Mollymook NSW

Mollymook is a coastal community that spreads up and over the rear of Bannisters Point and south along the rear of Mollymook Beach, with Mollymook Creek separating it from the northern part of Ulladulla. The 2.3 km long beach (NSW 468) commences in lee of Bannisters Point where it initially... Read more

Mollymook is a coastal community that spreads up and over the rear of Bannisters Point and south along the rear of Mollymook Beach, with Mollymook Creek separating it from the northern part of Ulladulla. The 2.3 km long beach (NSW 468) commences in lee of Bannisters Point where it initially faces south, then quickly turns to the south finally swinging round to face north in lee of a southern rock reef. The beach is backed by a near continuous low foredune, then road and houses, with a small creek draining across the northern end. Mollymook Creek crosses the southern section with Mollymook SLSC (founded 1933) toward the southern end. The Mollymook golf course occupies the southern headland. The beach is moderately well exposed with waves averaging 1.4 m along the central and northern section which maintain an attached bar cut by rips every 200-300 m (Fig. 4.351). A rock reef lies off the central portion of the beach, while in the south the headland and northward-trending reef reduces waves to maintain a usually continuous attached bar in front of the surf club (Fig. 4.352). Rips do form however along the entire beach during and following higher seas.

Swimming

Best in the south where the beach is patrolled, waves are lower and rips less frequent. Up the beach avoid the rips and stay on the attached portions of the bars.

Surfing

When the swell is over 1.5 m the southern reef offers a reasonable right, while up the beach the bars and rips produce beach breaks of variable quality. In summer the northern section is protected from the northeasterlies.

Fishing

Best beach fishing is up the beach in the rip holes, while the southern rocks provide a wide, flat access to deeper water.

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Mollymook Surf Life Saving Club Inc.

North Mollymook (Lifeguards)

South Mollymook (Lifeguards)

Information

About

Mollymook Beach, NSW 2539

Length:
2km

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

Beach Key:
 nsw468

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
  • Kiosk
  • Shops
  • Public phone
  • Park
  • Bus

Weather

Saturday 19, Aug 9:36 am

Day 15°    Night 8°
10.8°C
Very windy. Partly cloudy

Wind: South to southwesterly 25 to 35 knots.
Swell: Southerly 3 to 5 metres.
Seas: 2.5 to 4 metres.
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers offshore, 30% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Caution: Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Tide

6 am
1.27m
12 am
0.23m
6 pm
1.72m

UV

Index: 4 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Sunday 20, Aug

Day 15°    Night 7°
Wind easing. Partly cloudy

Wind: Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots turning south to southeasterly below 10 knots during the afternoon and evening.
Swell: South to southeasterly 3 to 5 metres, decreasing to 2.5 to 3 metres around midday.
Seas: 2 to 4 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday, then decreasing below 1 metre later in the evening.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers offshore, near zero chance elsewhere. Caution: Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Tide

7 am
1.32m
12 am
0.15m
7 pm
1.76m
12 pm
0.37m

UV

Index: 3 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 10:50 am to 1:40 pm


Weather

Sat 19, Aug to Sat 26, Aug


Wind: Variable about 10 knots becoming north to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning then tending west to northwesterly during the day.
Swell: Southeasterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the evening.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning.
Weather: Cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

Tide


UV

Sat 19th 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Sun 20th 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:50 am to 1:40 pm
Mon 21st 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:40 am to 1:30 pm
Tue 22nd 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:30 am to 2:00 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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