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

Mon

24/09

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25/09

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26/09

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27/09

Fri

28/09

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29/09

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30/09

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10:00 - 16:00

10:00 - 16:00

Sutherland Shire Council Lifeguard Service

Mon

24/09

Tue

25/09

Wed

26/09

Thu

27/09

Fri

28/09

Sat

29/09

Sun

30/09

08:00 - 16:30

08:00 - 16:30

08:00 - 16:30

08:00 - 16:30

08:00 - 16:30

08:00 - 16:30

08:00 - 16:30

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

Today's hazards

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

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

Weather

Tuesday 25, Sep 2:01 am

Day 16°    Night 12°
10.4°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  18°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: East to southeasterly about 10 knots becoming northeasterly in the late evening.
Swell: Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

8 am
1.39m
2 am
0.22m
8 pm
1.54m
2 pm
0.30m

UV

Index: 6 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 2:40 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Wednesday 26, Sep

Day 17°    Night 11°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable about 10 knots becoming east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day then becoming east to northeasterly about 10 knots in the late afternoon.
Swell: Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

8 am
1.45m
2 am
0.22m
9 pm
1.51m
2 pm
0.28m

UV

Index: 5 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 2:30 pm


Weather

Tue 25, Sep to Tue 02, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
Swell: Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Tue 25th 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm
Wed 26th 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 2:30 pm
Thu 27th 6 (High) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 2:40 pm
Fri 28th 6 (High) Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 2:40 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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