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

20/02

Tue

21/02

Wed

22/02

Thu

23/02

Fri

24/02

Sat

25/02

Sun

26/02

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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

Thursday 23, Feb 2:58 am

Day 27°    Night 22°
20.9°C
Sunny

Water Temperature  25°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots early in the morning.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre.
Seas: 2 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather: Sunny.

Tide

6 am
1.47m
12 am
0.51m
7 pm
1.17m
1 pm
0.38m

UV

Index: 10 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:50 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Friday 24, Feb

Day 25°    Night 23°
Shower or two

Swell


Wind


Wind: East to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers inshore, 30% chance elsewhere.

Tide

7 am
1.55m
1 am
0.45m
8 pm
1.25m
2 pm
0.30m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm


Weather

Thu 23, Feb to Thu 02, Mar


Swell


Wind


Wind: East to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning south to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots during the day.
Swell: South to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Weather: Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. Showers heavy at times in the evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

Tide


UV

Thu 23rd 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 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 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Sun 26th 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:50 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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