Corrimal - Beach in East Corrimal Wollongong NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Corrimal NSW

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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

Mon

23/10

Tue

24/10

Wed

25/10

Thu

26/10

Fri

27/10

Sat

28/10

Sun

29/10

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10:00 - 17:00

Wollongong City Council Lifeguard Service

Mon

23/10

Tue

24/10

Wed

25/10

Thu

26/10

Fri

27/10

Sat

28/10

Sun

29/10

10:00 - 17:00

10:00 - 17:00

10:00 - 17:00

10:00 - 17:00

10:00 - 17:00

10:00 - 17:00

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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

Weather

Tuesday 24, Oct 3:13 pm

Day 25°    Night 14°
21.2°C
Mostly sunny

Water Temperature  18°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northerly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

11 am
1.55m
5 am
0.52m
6 pm
0.42m

UV

Index: 9 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 4:10 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Wednesday 25, Oct

Day 25°    Night 16°
Shower or two

Swell


Wind


Wind: Northerly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning then becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon.
Swell: Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tide

12 am
1.18m
5 am
0.58m
12 pm
1.50m
7 pm
0.47m

UV

Index: 8 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:00 pm


Weather

Tue 24, Oct to Tue 31, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northwest to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending southeast to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning then tending east to southeasterly during the day.
Swell: Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tide


UV

Tue 24th 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Wed 25th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:00 pm
Thu 26th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:00 pm
Fri 27th 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 4:10 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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