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

20/02

Tue

21/02

Wed

22/02

Thu

23/02

Fri

24/02

Sat

25/02

Sun

26/02

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09:00 - 18:00

Wollongong City Council Lifeguard Service

Mon

20/02

Tue

21/02

Wed

22/02

Thu

23/02

Fri

24/02

Sat

25/02

Sun

26/02

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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

Wednesday 22, Feb 1:08 am

Day 26°    Night 20°
22°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  25°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots during the afternoon and evening.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower in the morning.

Tide

6 am
1.45m
6 pm
1.15m
12 pm
0.51m

UV

Index: 11 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 5:00 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Thursday 23, Feb

Day 28°    Night 20°
Sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather: Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower south of Point Perpendicular at night.

Tide

6 am
1.53m
12 am
0.58m
7 pm
1.21m
1 pm
0.43m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 5:10 pm


Weather

Wed 22, Feb to Wed 01, Mar


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northwest to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning then tending southerly 15 to 25 knots during the day.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning.

Tide


UV

Wed 22nd 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:10 pm
Thu 23rd 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 5:10 pm
Fri 24th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Sat 25th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 5:00 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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