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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Patrolled Unpatrolled Today Change Day

Burning Palms SLSC

Mon

10/12

Tue

11/12

Wed

12/12

Thu

13/12

Fri

14/12

Sat

15/12

Sun

16/12

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12:00 - 15:00

10:00 - 16:00

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 11, Dec 12:43 am

Day 21°    Night 19°
21.5°C
Shower or two

Water Temperature  20°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds tending east to southeasterly below 10 knots in the late morning.
Swell: Northeasterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
Weather: Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Tide

11 am
1.58m
4 am
0.49m
6 pm
0.32m

UV

Index: 13 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Wednesday 12, Dec

Day 22°    Night 19°
Cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Easterly 10 to 15 knots tending northeasterly in the middle of the day.
Swell: Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy.

Tide

12 am
1.12m
5 am
0.53m
12 pm
1.52m
6 pm
0.36m

UV

Index: 13 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm


Weather

Tue 11, Dec to Tue 18, Dec


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
Swell: South to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

Tide


UV

Tue 11th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Wed 12th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Thu 13th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 5:10 pm
Fri 14th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 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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