Little Garie (NSW 345) lies around the rocks from Garie, 250 m to the south. It is a curving 100 m long east-facing sand and cobble beach, afforded some protection by Thelma Head, with waves averaging about 1 m but sufficient to generate a permanent rip that usually flows... Read more
Little Garie (NSW 345) lies around the rocks from Garie, 250 m to the south. It is a curving 100 m long east-facing sand and cobble beach, afforded some protection by Thelma Head, with waves averaging about 1 m but sufficient to generate a permanent rip that usually flows out against the northern rocks. The beach is backed by a small cleared valley occupied by a score of shacks.
Garie is a hazardous beach owing to the rips and troughs, so stay between the flags and be very careful if swimming up the beach. Little Garie is usually quieter but the rocks in the surf and boulders on the beach and to the sides create additional hazards.
Best up the beach at the northern Garie Point, a left which holds to 3 m, with beach breaks along the beach and a smaller right over the southern rocks. Little Garie can provide a right on the southern point during moderate east to south east swell.
Gutters are usually found along the beach, with the northern rocks a popular if exposed spot. The rocks at Little Garie are a little more sheltered.Read less
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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.
General Hazard Rating: 6/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: nsw345