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

Sutherland Shire Council Lifeguard Service

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

Wednesday 20, Jun 3:34 pm

Day 18°    Night 12°
15.4°C
Morning shower or two

Water Temperature  19°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds turning southerly 10 to 15 knots during the morning and early afternoon.
Swell: Southerly 3 metres, tending southeasterly 2.5 to 3 metres during the morning.
Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the early morning. Caution: Large and powerful surf conditions in the early morning are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Tide

1 am
1.62m
8 am
0.31m
2 pm
1.36m
8 pm
0.59m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

128 km

radar helper

Weather

Thursday 21, Jun

Day 17°    Night 11°
Cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable in the evening.
Swell: Southeasterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Tide

2 am
1.50m
8 am
0.36m
3 pm
1.40m
9 pm
0.60m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Weather

Wed 20, Jun to Wed 27, Jun


Swell


Wind


Wind: East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning.
Swell: Southeasterly 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Wed 20th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Thu 21st 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Fri 22nd 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Sat 23rd 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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