North Curl Curl - Beach in Curl Curl Warringah NSW - SLS Beachsafe

North Curl Curl NSW

Curl Curl (NSW 315) is an exposed energetic 1.2 km long beach, backed originally by large dunes, which were destabilised early last century. The northern dunes were partly removed during the World War 2, then used as a tip and finally returned to a somewhat natural state in the 1980s,... Read more

Curl Curl (NSW 315) is an exposed energetic 1.2 km long beach, backed originally by large dunes, which were destabilised early last century. The northern dunes were partly removed during the World War 2, then used as a tip and finally returned to a somewhat natural state in the 1980s, so that Curl Curl, only 12 km from central Sydney, still has a relatively natural appearance. The southern Curl Curl SLSC was formed in 1918 followed by North Curl Curl in 1922. Today the central and northern end are given over to a foreshore reserve, with a large car park next to the North Curl Curl SLSC and along the central section, while to the south the road runs close behind the beach with parking either side of the surf club and on the southern headland. At South Curl Curl the club's first surf carnival in 1921 was marred by huge seas, the second later in the year by a shark. To provide safer swimming the club was active in the construction of the rock pool in 1925, with the North Curl Curl rock pool constructed in 1936-37 and accessed via a walkway to the point.The beach is bordered by 50 m high Dee Why Head and the lower sandstone rocks at south Curl Curl. It faces the east-southeast and receives all southerly swell with waves averaging 1.6 m. These maintain a single bar usually cut by five beach rips and permanent rips against each headland (Fig. 4.213 & 4.214). Because of the higher waves the bar is often separated from the beach by a continuous trough occupied by the rips and their feeder currents. The southern end of the beach receives equally high waves and has rocks and reef in the surf off the point. Some regard this as Sydney's most dangerous beach. Its most notable hazard is the infamous Garbage Bowl, the permanent southern rip which runs out into the swell and over rock creating a rough ride seaward.

Swimming

Definitely stay between the flags at both ends of the beach and away from the rips, or in the rock pool.

Surfing

North Curlie as the locals call it can usually produce a wave when there is little else around. With low to moderate swell it can generate some good beach breaks along the entire beach, but is blown out in southerlies. South Curlie also offers beach breaks and a regular swell. Best is in the south just north of the main rip, with other breaks up the beach. The entire beach is exposed to southerly winds.

Fishing

Deep rip gutters are found right along the beach, with the largest running out past the southern rock pool. Good easily accessible shore platforms are located at either end and are popular, though potentially hazardous spots.

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North Curl Curl SLSC

Mon

25/09

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26/09

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27/09

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28/09

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29/09

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30/09

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01/10

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09:00 - 16:00

09:00 - 16:00

North Curl Curl (Lifeguards)

Mon

25/09

Tue

26/09

Wed

27/09

Thu

28/09

Fri

29/09

Sat

30/09

Sun

01/10

09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

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09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

Information

About

Curl Curl, NSW 2096

Includes beaches:
Curl Curl Beach, Curl Curl

Length:
0.6km

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

Beach Key:
 nsw315A

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Drinking water
  • Toilets
  • Dressing shed
  • Showers
  • Pool
  • Kiosk
  • Public phone
  • Bus

Marine Warnings

Mon, 25 Sep 04:20
Fire Weather Warning

Mon, 25 Sep 04:10
Marine Wind Warning Summary for New South Wales

Weather

Monday 25, Sep 9:03 am

Day 25°    Night 17°
19.8°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  19°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 10 to 15 knots tending north to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day then southwesterly in the evening, reaching 25 knots offshore.
Swell: Northeasterly 1 to 2 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres by evening.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

11 am
1.52m
5 am
0.53m
11 pm
1.26m
5 pm
0.55m

UV

Index: 7 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 3:00 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Tuesday 26, Sep

Day 22°    Night 14°
Sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late morning and early afternoon.
Swell: 1 to 1.5 metres in the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres by early evening. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. 1st
Weather: Sunny.

Tide

5 am
0.60m
12 pm
1.46m
6 pm
0.61m

UV

Index: 7 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 3:00 pm


Weather

Mon 25, Sep to Mon 02, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots during the afternoon then turning northerly during the evening.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning. 2nd
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

Tide


UV

Mon 25th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 2:50 pm
Tue 26th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 3:00 pm
Wed 27th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Thu 28th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 3:00 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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