Windang - Beach in Windang Wollongong NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Windang NSW

The southern Windang half the beach (NSW 379b, also known as South Beach) has developed since the 1950s and the opening of the bridge across the entrance to Lake Illawarra, with the Windang SLSC established in 1957. It has a large car park, with a caravan park on the northern... Read more

The southern Windang half the beach (NSW 379b, also known as South Beach) has developed since the 1950s and the opening of the bridge across the entrance to Lake Illawarra, with the Windang SLSC established in 1957. It has a large car park, with a caravan park on the northern side and the lake entrance channel on the south side, with park and picnic facilities along the shore. Waves are a little lower at this end of the beach however rips continue to dominate, with the intervening bars usually attached to the shore (Fig. 4.306). The lake entrance was trained in 2000, with the construction of an internal rock training wall and an outer rock wall connecting to Windang Island. As a result the lake now only flows out across the southern end Windang Beach.

Swimming

This is a long rip-dominated beach, so definitely stay between the flags at both ends. In the south also stay clear of the lake entrance, which has strong tidal flows.

Surfing

A good surfing beach offering plenty of swell and often excellent beach breaks on the inner and outer bar, the latter holding to 2 m. The north end is also popular in the summer when the north winds blow offshore. Just off the north side of Windang Island is a patchy reef called Sharkies offering lefts and rights.

Fishing

The northern rocks at Red Point have a deep gutter running out from the beach and rock gutters further out. Good gutters run all the way down the beach, with the Windang Beach and the lake entrance always popular spots. Windang Island has wide flat rock platforms all round, and offers good spots on all sides.

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Windang 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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10:00 - 17:00

Windang (Lifeguards)

Mon

10/12

Tue

11/12

Wed

12/12

Thu

13/12

Fri

14/12

Sat

15/12

Sun

16/12

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

Windang, NSW 2528

Includes beaches:
Perkins - Windang, Port Kembla

Length:
3.56km

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

Beach Key:
 nsw379B

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Public phone
  • Kiosk
  • Dressing shed
  • Toilets
  • Park
  • Drinking water
  • Showers
  • Bus

Weather

Monday 10, Dec 3:30 am

Day 24°    Night 20°
20.8°C
Shower or two developing

Water Temperature  21°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots shifting southerly in the evening.
Swell: Northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Tide

10 am
1.69m
4 am
0.53m
11 pm
1.18m
5 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

Tuesday 11, Dec

Day 22°    Night 19°
Possible shower

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southerly 10 to 15 knots turning east to southeasterly below 10 knots in the middle of the day.
Swell: Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre around midday.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
Weather: Cloudy.

Tide

11 am
1.64m
4 am
0.57m
6 pm
0.36m

UV

Index: 13 (Extreme)

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


Weather

Mon 10, Dec to Mon 17, Dec


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeast to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending northeasterly during the afternoon.
Swell: East to northeasterly around 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy.

Tide


UV

Mon 10th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
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 5:10 pm
Thu 13th 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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