Wanda - Beach in Cronulla Sutherland Shire NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Wanda NSW

Wanda Beach (NSW 344b) occupies a 1.5 km long central section of the beach, extending south from the northern end of the Wanda Reserve and car park. This is an exposed rip-dominated section, with usually strong rips spaced every 200 m. It is patrolled by the Wanda SLSC (Fig. 4.260),... Read more

Wanda Beach (NSW 344b) occupies a 1.5 km long central section of the beach, extending south from the northern end of the Wanda Reserve and car park. This is an exposed rip-dominated section, with usually strong rips spaced every 200 m. It is patrolled by the Wanda SLSC (Fig. 4.260), with Elouera SLSC located 500 m to the south.

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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Wanda SLSC Inc

Sutherland Shire Council Lifeguard Service

Information

About

Cronulla, NSW 2230

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

Length:
1.5km

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

Beach Key:
 nsw334B

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Toilets
  • Dressing shed
  • Showers
  • Kiosk
  • Shops
  • Drinking water

Marine Warnings

Thu, 24 May 04:10
Marine Wind Warning Summary for New South Wales

Weather

Thursday 24, May 4:40 am

Day 19°    Night 12°
11.6°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  20°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northwesterly below 10 knots becoming west to southwesterly early in the morning then tending southerly 10 to 15 knots in the morning.
Swell: Southerly 2 to 3 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. Caution: Large and powerful surf conditions in the morning are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Tide

3 am
1.51m
10 am
0.36m
4 pm
1.44m
10 pm
0.55m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Friday 25, May

Day 19°    Night 13°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable below 10 knots in the late evening.
Swell: Southerly 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres during the morning.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. Caution: Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Tide

4 am
1.47m
11 am
0.37m
5 pm
1.52m
11 pm
0.50m

UV

Index: 3 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 11:30 am to 12:10 pm


Weather

Thu 24, May to Thu 31, May


Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable below 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: Southerly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 2 metres during the evening.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. Caution: Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Tide


UV

Thu 24th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Fri 25th 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 11:30 am to 12:10 pm
Sat 26th 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 11:40 am to 12:00 pm
Sun 27th 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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