The Mooball Creek training walls at Potts Point (Fig. 4.12) marks the beginning of two near continuous beaches that extends south for 16.5 km to the Brunswick River mouth. The first is 2.9 km long Mooball Beach (NSW 9), which extends due south to the slight salient in lee of... Read more
The Mooball Creek training walls at Potts Point (Fig. 4.12) marks the beginning of two near continuous beaches that extends south for 16.5 km to the Brunswick River mouth. The first is 2.9 km long Mooball Beach (NSW 9), which extends due south to the slight salient in lee of the Black Rocks reef. Beach NSW 10 continues south of the rocks as Mooball, then Wooyung, Crabbs Creek and finally New Brighton beach for 13.6 km to terminate against the northern Brunswick River training wall. The entire beach is backed by a low vegetated foredune and 100-200 m wide low barrier, backed from the north by The beach is composed of fine sand and well exposed to waves averaging 1.5 m which maintain a double bar system; the inner attached is cut by frequent rips, with more widely spaced rips on the outer bar. The reefs and rocks at Black Rocks produce a popular surfing spot, with beach breaks along the remainder.
This is a long rip-dominated beach, with a deep longshore trough, and the tidal entrance and currents at Mooball Creek and particularly Brunswick River mouth in the south.
There are variable beach breaks the entire length, with the reefs and bars around Black Rock offering the best surf with a good right hand break, holding up to 2 m. Just to the north of Brunswick River entrance wall is a right hand reef break over sand and rock, which offers a good ride in moderate to big swell.
There are numerous shifting gutters along this long beach, and the reef at Black Rocks. On the north side of the Brunswick River are Seagull Rocks and the North Wall itself, both accessible by car. All locations can offer whiting, mulloway, bream and whiting. A council 4WD permit is required to drive on this beach.Read less
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Pottsville South (Lifeguards)
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.