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

Marine Warnings

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

Weather

Wednesday 28, Jun 5:14 am

Day 16°    Night 10°
11.3°C
Cloudy

Water Temperature  18°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northwest to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending south to southwesterly in the evening. Winds reaching up to 20 knots south of Moruya Heads in the late evening.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre by early evening.
Weather: Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Tide

5 am
0.25m
11 pm
1.66m
5 pm
0.60m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Thursday 29, Jun

Day 16°    Night 8°
Mostly sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day then becoming west to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the evening.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres later in the evening.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower offshore north of Moruya Heads, near zero chance elsewhere.

Tide

6 am
0.34m
12 pm
1.39m
6 pm
0.66m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Weather

Wed 28, Jun to Wed 05, Jul


Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 20 to 25 knots tending southwesterly 25 to 40 knots during the morning.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 40% 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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