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

Wednesday 15, Aug 11:01 pm

Day 21°    Night 11°
19.5°C
Smoke haze. Windy

Water Temperature  16°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northwesterly 20 to 30 knots turning westerly in the late afternoon.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres.
Weather: Sunny.

Tide

11 am
1.46m
5 am
0.18m
11 pm
1.53m
5 pm
0.41m

UV

Index: 3 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 10:30 am to 1:20 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Thursday 16, Aug

Day 18°    Night 11°
Sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 15 to 25 knots tending southerly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon.
Swell: Southerly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather: Sunny.

Tide

5 am
0.29m
12 pm
1.44m
6 pm
0.48m

UV

Index: 3 (Moderate)

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


Weather

Wed 15, Aug to Wed 22, Aug


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southerly 10 to 15 knots becoming west to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the evening.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Wed 15th 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:10 am to 1:30 pm
Thu 16th 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:40 am to 1:10 pm
Fri 17th 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:50 am to 1:10 pm
Sat 18th 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:30 am to 1:20 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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