Corrimal - Beach in East Corrimal Wollongong NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Corrimal NSW

Corrimal Beach (NSW 369) commences at the low Sandspit Point and trends to the southwest for 1.5 km terminating in lee of the low Towradgi Point. The beach is breeched by the small mouth of Bellambi Lake in the north and Towradgi Creek in the south, with an 800 m... Read more

Corrimal Beach (NSW 369) commences at the low Sandspit Point and trends to the southwest for 1.5 km terminating in lee of the low Towradgi Point. The beach is breeched by the small mouth of Bellambi Lake in the north and Towradgi Creek in the south, with an 800 m long fence foredune in between, backed by a caravan park. To the south of Towradgi Creek is another 250 m of foredune, backed by the Corrimal SLSC (founded 1913) and a large flat area next to the creek with plenty of parking and a grassed picnic area and playing fields (Fig. 4.293). There is vehicle access across the creek to the surf club and the southern point, which has a picnic area and rock pool on the platform.The beach faces the east-southeast and receives waves averaging 1.5 m, which maintain an energetic surf usually containing a single bar cut by 5-6 rips, including permanent rips against the rocks at each end (Fig. 4.294). During periods of lower waves the bar is attached between the rips, but during and following higher waves a trough often separates the bar from the beach, particularly toward the central-northern end, and at times a second bar forms further seaward with more widely spaced rips.

Swimming

Rips dominate this beach so stay to the south and between the flags. Be very careful up the beach, as the rips are stronger. Stay on the bar if attached and avoid the rip holes and feeder currents.

Surfing

Best known for its beach breaks, with surfers preferring the southern end, but making the trek up the beach when the bars are right.

Fishing

The low rocks at either end are awash at high tide and in big seas, with the beach offering the safest spots, and good gutters toward Sandspit Point.

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Corrimal SLSC

Wollongong City Council Lifeguard Service

Information

About

East Corrimal, NSW 2518

Includes beaches:
East Corrimal

Length:
1km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
6/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 nsw369

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Travelling rips
    Travelling rips
  • Rocks
    Rocks
  • Shallow Sandbars
    Shallow Sandbars
  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • Inshore holes
    Inshore holes
  • Deep water
    Deep water
  • High surf
    High surf

Information Symbols

  • Toilets
  • Showers
  • Dressing shed
  • Drinking water
  • Pool
  • Kiosk
  • BBQ
  • Mobile Phone Coverage
  • Bus
  • Train

Marine Warnings

Sun, 28 May 10:30
Severe Weather Warning 1 (NSW)

Sun, 28 May 10:26
Warning to Sheep Graziers

Weather

Sunday 28, May 10:57 am

Day 21°    Night 13°
18.8°C
Mostly sunny

Water Temperature  20°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning westerly 20 to 25 knots in the late afternoon. Winds reaching up to 30 knots in the evening.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres by early evening.
Weather: Mostly sunny. 30% chance of a shower or thunderstorm.

Tide

10 am
1.44m
4 am
0.15m
10 pm
1.98m
4 pm
0.46m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Monday 29, May

Day 17°    Night 11°
Wind easing. Sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 20 to 30 knots tending west to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the morning.
Swell: Southeasterly below 0.5 metres, tending southerly 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres by early evening.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing below 2 metres around midday, then decreasing to 1 metre by early evening.
Weather: Sunny.

Tide

11 am
1.39m
5 am
0.19m
11 pm
1.89m
4 pm
0.54m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Weather

Sun 28, May to Sun 04, Jun


Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres.
Weather: Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower.

Tide


UV

Sun 28th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Mon 29th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Tue 30th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Wed 31st 2 (Low) 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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