Austinmer - Beach in Austinmer Wollongong NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Austinmer NSW

Austinmer Beach (NSW 362) is one of the more popular beaches north of Wollongong. Its popularity dates back to the 1900s when people came by train to stay at several guesthouses. Today Austinmer is well set up to cater to large summer crowds. It lies right next to Lawrence Hargraves... Read more

Austinmer Beach (NSW 362) is one of the more popular beaches north of Wollongong. Its popularity dates back to the 1900s when people came by train to stay at several guesthouses. Today Austinmer is well set up to cater to large summer crowds. It lies right next to Lawrence Hargraves Drive, with shops lining the western side and a large car park and park between the beach and the drive. Norfolk Island pines back the length of the beach with the Austinmer SLSC (founded 1909) and other amenities occupying the southern half of this small beach.The 250 m long beach is wedged between two low headlands and their extensive rock platforms (Fig. 4.284). It receives waves averaging 1.4 m, which maintain two strong permanent rips against the rocks at each end. Usually an attached bar occupies the centre of the surf, however high waves can also cut a rip through this bar and generate a trough along the base of sloping beach face. Two large rock pools are located on the southern rock platform.

Swimming

Definitely stay between the flags on this beach as on average 90 people are pulled out of the rips each year. Stay on the bar and away from the side current and rips, or in the pools.

Surfing

A right break runs off the southern rocks into the rip with the central break depending on bar conditions.

Fishing

A popular spot with most fishing for the gutters that run out past the wide rock platforms at each end.

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Patrolled Patrolled Today Change Day

Austinmer SLSC Inc.

Mon

03/12

Tue

04/12

Wed

05/12

Thu

06/12

Fri

07/12

Sat

08/12

Sun

09/12

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09:00 - 18:00

Wollongong City Council Lifeguard Service

Mon

03/12

Tue

04/12

Wed

05/12

Thu

06/12

Fri

07/12

Sat

08/12

Sun

09/12

09:00 - 18:00

09:00 - 18:00

09:00 - 18:00

09:00 - 18:00

09:00 - 18:00

09:00 - 18:00

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Information

About

Austinmer, NSW 2515

Length:
0.25km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
7/10 (Highly hazardous)

Beach Key:
 nsw362

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • High surf
    High surf
  • Gutters
    Gutters
  • Fixed rips
    Fixed rips
  • Shallow Sandbars
    Shallow Sandbars
  • Winds
    Winds
  • Reefs
    Reefs
  • Rocks
    Rocks
  • Slippery rocks
    Slippery rocks
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Toilets
  • Disabled Toilets
  • Dressing shed
  • Showers
  • Rock pool
  • Shops
  • Park
  • Shade
  • Shelters
  • Playground
  • Cafe
  • Natural shade
  • Artificial shade
  • Mobile Phone Coverage
  • Train
  • Bus

Regulation Symbols

  • Bicycles Allowed
  • No Littering
  • No Cats or Dogs
  • No Model Planes
  • No Diving
  • Pushing Prohibited
  • Camping Prohibited
  • No Dogs Allowed
  • Dog Litter Must be Picked Up
  • No Firearms
  • Shared Footway
  • No Glass
  • Fires Prohibited
  • No Golf
  • No Alcohol
  • No Horses
  • Water Skiing Prohibited
  • No Jumping
  • No Trailbikes

Weather

Sunday 09, Dec 10:44 pm

Day 26°    Night 17°
20.7°C
Mostly clear

Water Temperature  20°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots early in the morning.
Swell: South to southeasterly around 1 metre. 2nd
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres. 1st
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

10 am
1.72m
3 am
0.48m
10 pm
1.21m
5 pm
0.29m

UV

Index: 13 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 5:10 pm


Radar

128 km

radar helper

Weather

Monday 10, Dec

Day 24°    Night 19°
Shower or two developing

Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots shifting south to southeasterly in the afternoon.
Swell: Northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and early evening.

Tide

10 am
1.69m
4 am
0.53m
11 pm
1.18m
5 pm
0.32m

UV

Index: 13 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm


Weather

Sun 09, Dec to Sun 16, Dec


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening.
Swell: Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather: Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

Sun 9th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Mon 10th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Tue 11th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 5:10 pm
Wed 12th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 5:10 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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