North Cronulla - Beach in Cronulla Sutherland Shire NSW - SLS Beachsafe

North Cronulla NSW

The 400 m long North Cronulla section of beach (NSW 334d) is patrolled by North Cronulla SLSC (Fig. 4.261). All three clubs patrol one of Sydney’s more hazardous beaches. Not only are rips present every 200 m, but the bars that separate them are usually detached from the shore, with... Read more

The 400 m long North Cronulla section of beach (NSW 334d) is patrolled by North Cronulla SLSC (Fig. 4.261). All three clubs patrol one of Sydney’s more hazardous beaches. Not only are rips present every 200 m, but the bars that separate them are usually detached from the shore, with an often deep trough running between the bar and the shore. This combines with a relatively steep beach face and at times heavy to surging shorebreak to produce a potentially hazardous beach, particularly given the big summer crowds. During and following big seas a second bar forms further offshore with more widely spaced rips, and a continuous trough runs between the beach and the first bar.

Swimming

There are usually 10 rips along the patrolled section of beach, with 10 more up into Greenhills. While the southern rips are stronger you have the benefit of the surf clubs and the flags, which you should definitely stay between. When the bars are attached stay on them and away from the rips, which usually lie to either side. When a trough runs between the beach and the bar check the side current and depth before attempting to swim out to the bar, as you can easily be swept into a rip. If at all unsure then there is a rock pool on the southern rock platform.

Surfing

The deep rips and bars can combine to produce some excellent beach breaks right along the beach, however it depends on the waves, winds and bars. Best following big seas, east to southeast swell and offshore winds. Elouera, The Wall and The Alley are some of the more popular spots, when working.

Fishing

While professional fishers use nets off the northern section, the best beach fishing is in the south (where the rips produce good, deep gutters), and off the swimming pool.

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North Cronulla SLSC

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09:00 - 18:00

09:00 - 18:00

Sutherland Shire Council Lifeguard Service

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15/01

Tue

16/01

Wed

17/01

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19/01

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21/01

08:00 - 17:30

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Information

About

Cronulla, NSW 2230

Includes beaches:
Greenhills - North Cronulla, Greenhills, Wanda, Elouera

Length:
0.3km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
7/10 (Highly hazardous)

Beach Key:
 nsw334D

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Littoral currents
    Littoral currents
  • Fixed rips
    Fixed rips
  • Flash rips
    Flash rips
  • Travelling rips
    Travelling rips
  • Slippery rocks
    Slippery rocks
  • Rocks
    Rocks
  • Shallow Water
    Shallow Water
  • High surf
    High surf
  • Gutters
    Gutters
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Toilets
  • Disabled Toilets
  • Dressing shed
  • Showers
  • Pool
  • Rock pool
  • Kiosk
  • Shops
  • Public phone
  • Park
  • Picnic
  • Playground
  • Cafe
  • Bike path
  • Lookout
  • Natural shade
  • Mobile Phone Coverage
  • Bus
  • Train

Regulation Symbols

  • No Vehicles
  • No Skateboards
  • No Alcohol
  • No Bike Riding
  • No Bicycles
  • No Dogs Allowed
  • No Fishing

Weather

Sunday 21, Jan 11:55 pm

Day 27°    Night 19°
24.2°C
Clear

Water Temperature  23°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the late afternoon.
Swell: Southerly below 1 metre.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

11 am
1.57m
5 am
0.43m
6 pm
0.29m

UV

Index: 11 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:50 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Monday 22, Jan

Day 30°    Night 21°
Becoming windy. Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots becoming northeasterly 25 to 30 knots in the evening then decreasing to 20 to 25 knots in the late evening.
Swell: Southerly below 1 metre.
Seas: 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

12 am
1.25m
6 am
0.46m
12 pm
1.51m
7 pm
0.31m

UV

Index: 13 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:00 pm


Weather

Sun 21, Jan to Sun 28, Jan


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Sun 21st 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:10 pm
Mon 22nd 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:00 pm
Tue 23rd 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:50 pm
Wed 24th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:50 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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