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

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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