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

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Wollongong City Council Lifeguard Service

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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

Wed, 22 Feb 04:42
Fire Weather Warning

Wed, 22 Feb 04:10
Marine Wind Warning Summary for New South Wales

Weather

Wednesday 22, Feb 5:56 am

Day 26°    Night 20°
21.4°C
Mostly sunny

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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