Shelly - Beach in Shelly Beach Wyong NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Shelly NSW

Shelly Beach (NSW 280) extends from the rocks on the south side of Little Bay for 1.5 km southwest to rocks that in turn separate it from Blue Lagoon (Fig. 4.166). The beach is accessible in the north from Toowoon Bay and the caravan park. A golf course occupies much... Read more

Shelly Beach (NSW 280) extends from the rocks on the south side of Little Bay for 1.5 km southwest to rocks that in turn separate it from Blue Lagoon (Fig. 4.166). The beach is accessible in the north from Toowoon Bay and the caravan park. A golf course occupies much of the central dune area, with the Shelly Beach SLSC (formed 1954), car parking and a caravan park in the south. Most of the beach is backed by a high foredune and vegetated transgressive dunes extending up to 200 m inland. The dunes give the beach a natural appearance, which is a nice attraction in a very urbanised area. While the beaches either side are largely protected by rocks and reefs, Shelly is well exposed to east and southeast waves, with northeast waves running down the beach. As a result the beach receives waves averaging 1.6 m, which decrease slightly to the south, while the entire beach is dominated by rips, with usually 5-6 beach rips and two permanent rips against the rocks at each end (Fig. 4.165). The inner bar may be attached, providing a footing for swimmers, but during and following high waves it detaches and a continuous rhythmic channel with rips and feeder currents occupies the inner surf zone. High waves also form an outer rhythmic bar along the northern part of the beach.

Swimming

Shelly is an exposed rip-dominated beach, so stay in the south in the patrolled area. Blue Lagoon in contrast is a relatively quiet beach under normal conditions, and is patrolled by lifesavers from Shelly Beach.

Surfing

Usually good beach breaks under most swell conditions, as well as a solid left over the northern rocks. The north end offers some protection from summer northerlies. Learners are better off down the southern end.

Fishing

Good gutters are found along the beach, which are fished for tailor, bream, whiting and mulloway, with shallow reef and sand fronting the southern rocks.

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Shelly Beach SLSC

Mon

13/02

Tue

14/02

Wed

15/02

Thu

16/02

Fri

17/02

Sat

18/02

Sun

19/02

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09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

Wyong Shire Council Lifeguard Service

Mon

13/02

Tue

14/02

Wed

15/02

Thu

16/02

Fri

17/02

Sat

18/02

Sun

19/02

08:30 - 17:00

08:30 - 17:00

08:30 - 17:00

08:30 - 17:00

08:30 - 17:00

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Information

About

Shelly Beach, NSW 2261

Length:
1.5km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
6/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 nsw280

Nearby beaches

Hazards

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

Information Symbols

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

Weather

Sunday 19, Feb 10:49 pm

Day 24°    Night 20°
19.9°C
Possible shower

Water Temperature  25°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southerly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots early in the morning. Winds becoming variable about 10 knots in the evening.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning. 2nd
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon. 1st
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tide

5 am
0.61m
11 am
0.17m
5 pm
0.45m
11 pm
0.10m

UV

Index: 13 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:10 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Monday 20, Feb

Day 25°    Night 17°
Sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: West to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the early afternoon then becoming easterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the afternoon. 2nd
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon. 1st
Weather: Sunny.

Tide

6 am
0.62m
6 pm
0.42m
1 pm
0.16m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:10 pm


Weather

Sun 19, Feb to Sun 26, Feb


Swell


Wind


Wind: East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending north to northeasterly during the morning then tending east to northeasterly during the day.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Mostly sunny. 30% chance of a shower.

Tide


UV

Sun 19th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:10 pm
Mon 20th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:10 pm
Tue 21st 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:10 pm
Wed 22nd 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:10 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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