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.
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.
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.
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.Read less
Beach Patrols Change Day
Wanda SLSC Inc
Sutherland Shire Council Lifeguard Service
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.