Little Austinmer - Beach in Austinmer Wollongong NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Little Austinmer NSW

The nearest patrolled beach is Austinmer Beach located 1km to the south. These are three hazardous little used beaches owing to the dominant rocks and rips, while Brickyard also has boat traffic.Little Austinmer Beach (also called Know Park, NSW 361) lies right besides Lawrence Hargraves Drive, however parking and access... Read more

The nearest patrolled beach is Austinmer Beach located 1km to the south. These are three hazardous little used beaches owing to the dominant rocks and rips, while Brickyard also has boat traffic.Little Austinmer Beach (also called Know Park, NSW 361) lies right besides Lawrence Hargraves Drive, however parking and access is only available on the streets opposite and at the northern end. The 330 m long sandy beach is backed by grassy slopes rising to the road with a scattering of tall pine trees. However it is not a popular spot owing to the limited access and particularly the presence of rocks and reef along most of the beach. Only toward the southern end is there limited space between the rocks to provide reasonable access to the water, however this leads to the main central rip (Fig. 4.283). If you want a dip then there is a shallow natural rock pool on the northern rock platform.

Swimming

The nearest patrolled beach is Austinmer Beach located 1km to the south. These are three hazardous little used beaches owing to the dominant rocks and rips, while Brickyard also has boat traffic.

Surfing

The northern reef at Sharky, called Sharkies, can produce good lefts and rights under low to moderate swell. At Brickyard surfers park here to paddle out to the tip of the rock platform off the point where there is a steep right reef break called Headlands. It breaks best when the swell exceeds 1.5 m and is only for experienced surfers.

Fishing

All three offer good beach and rock gutters, together with the boat ramp at Brickyard

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Information

About

Austinmer, NSW 2515

Length:
0.3km

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

Beach Key:
 nsw361

Nearby beaches

Hazards

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

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Shops
  • Park
  • Train
  • Bus

Weather

Thursday 24, May 4:18 am

Day 17°    Night 11°
12.7°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  19°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable about 10 knots becoming southerly 10 to 15 knots early in the morning.
Swell: Southerly 2 to 3 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. Caution: Large and powerful surf conditions in the late afternoon and evening are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Tide

3 am
1.55m
10 am
0.39m
4 pm
1.48m
10 pm
0.61m

UV

Index: 3 (Moderate)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Friday 25, May

Day 17°    Night 12°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable below 10 knots in the evening.
Swell: Southerly 2.5 to 3 metres inshore, increasing to 3 to 4 metres offshore.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. Caution: Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Tide

4 am
1.51m
11 am
0.40m
5 pm
1.56m
11 pm
0.55m

UV

Index: 3 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 11:50 am to 12:00 pm


Weather

Thu 24, May to Thu 31, May


Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable about 10 knots becoming northerly 10 to 15 knots during the day.
Swell: Southerly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 2 metres during the evening.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide


UV

Thu 24th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Fri 25th 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 11:50 am to 12:00 pm
Sat 26th 3 (Moderate) Sun protection not recommended
Sun 27th 3 (Moderate) Sun protection not recommended

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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