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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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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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

Wednesday 22, Nov 2:25 am

Day 22°    Night 16°
16.4°C
Possible shower

Water Temperature  20°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: East to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

Tide

11 am
1.62m
4 am
0.54m
11 pm
1.18m
5 pm
0.37m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 4:40 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Thursday 23, Nov

Day 23°    Night 17°
Possible afternoon shower

Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: 30% chance of a shower in the early morning. Mostly sunny afternoon.

Tide

11 am
1.57m
5 am
0.59m
6 pm
0.40m

UV

Index: 11 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 4:30 pm


Weather

Wed 22, Nov to Wed 29, Nov


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres.
Weather: Mostly sunny morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon.

Tide


UV

Wed 22nd 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 4:30 pm
Thu 23rd 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 4:30 pm
Fri 24th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 4:40 pm
Sat 25th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 4:40 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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