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

25/09

Tue

26/09

Wed

27/09

Thu

28/09

Fri

29/09

Sat

30/09

Sun

01/10

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09:00 - 17:00

Wollongong City Council Lifeguard Service

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

09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

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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
  • Winds
    Winds
  • Fixed rips
    Fixed rips
  • Slippery rocks
    Slippery rocks
  • Rocks
    Rocks
  • Reefs
    Reefs
  • Shallow Sandbars
    Shallow Sandbars
  • High surf
    High surf
  • Gutters
    Gutters
  • 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

Tuesday 26, Sep 3:06 am

Day 19°    Night 13°
12.1°C
Mostly sunny

Water Temperature  18°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southerly 10 to 15 knots turning east to southeasterly below 10 knots in the afternoon.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

Tide

5 am
0.55m
12 pm
1.42m
6 pm
0.54m

UV

Index: 8 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 3:10 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Wednesday 27, Sep

Day 23°    Night 13°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots becoming northeasterly 20 to 30 knots in the early afternoon then tending northerly in the late evening.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres. 2nd
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 2 to 3 metres around midday. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower in the evening.

Tide

12 am
1.13m
6 am
0.61m
12 pm
1.38m
7 pm
0.57m

UV

Index: 7 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 2:40 pm


Weather

Tue 26, Sep to Tue 03, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots at first, tending west to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the morning then turning east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 2 metres. 2nd
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon or evening. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

Tue 26th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 3:00 pm
Wed 27th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 2:40 pm
Thu 28th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 2:50 pm
Fri 29th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 3:10 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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