Burning Palms - Beach in Garie Wollongong NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Burning Palms NSW

One kilometre south of Era is an open, 500 m wide steep sided valley drained by four small creeks. Running along the base of the slopes is Burning Palms Beach (NSW 348), a relative straight southeast-facing sand beach, with a backing boulder beach towards the southern end and some rocks... Read more

One kilometre south of Era is an open, 500 m wide steep sided valley drained by four small creeks. Running along the base of the slopes is Burning Palms Beach (NSW 348), a relative straight southeast-facing sand beach, with a backing boulder beach towards the southern end and some rocks in the surf. It receives waves averaging 1.5 m, which maintain three rips, two against the northern headland and southern rocks, and a shifting, but strong central rip (Fig. 4.274). The bars between the rips are often separated from the beach by a continuous trough. During big seas waves strip most of the sand off the beach leaving bare rock.The beach is patrolled by the Burning Palms SLSC (founded in 1939). It is only accessible on foot from the 200 m high Garawarra car park, 2 km to the west. About 20 shacks occupy the northern slope. Camping is restricted within the Royal National Park and bookings are essential. For more information about camping in the Royal National Park please refer to http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/NationalParks/parkCamping.aspx?id=N0030.No public toilets or drinking water is available at this beach.

Swimming

Burning Palms is a potentially hazardous beach. If unpatrolled be very careful and stay on or behind the bars and away from the rips.

Surfing

This is a relatively popular surfing beach. The wide bars, rips and persistent waves can combine to produce good beach breaks.

Fishing

Good gutters against the rocks at each end as well as along the beach.

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Burning Palms SLSC

Mon

25/09

Tue

26/09

Wed

27/09

Thu

28/09

Fri

29/09

Sat

30/09

Sun

01/10

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11:00 - 15:00

Information

About

Garie, NSW 2232

Length:
0.5km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
7/10 (Highly hazardous)

Beach Key:
 nsw348

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • Accessible Rock Platforms
    Accessible Rock Platforms
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area

Regulation Symbols

  • Camping Prohibited
  • No Naked Flames
  • No Vehicles
  • Picking Plants Prohibited
  • Do Not Drink the Water
  • No Dogs Allowed

Weather

Tuesday 26, Sep 2:55 am

Day 19°    Night 14°
12.1°C
Mostly sunny

Water Temperature  18°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning east to southeasterly below 10 knots during the afternoon and evening.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres by early evening. 2nd
Seas: 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. 1st
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

5 am
0.47m
12 pm
1.37m
6 pm
0.48m

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 22°    Night 14°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 25 to 30 knots in the early afternoon then decreasing to 20 to 25 knots in the late evening.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres. 2nd
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 2 to 3 metres around midday. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower at night.

Tide

12 am
1.07m
6 am
0.54m
12 pm
1.33m
7 pm
0.52m

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: Northerly 15 to 20 knots turning west to northwesterly during the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots during the evening.
Swell: Northeasterly 1 to 2 metres. 2nd
Seas: 2 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 40% 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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