Yirrakala - Beach in Yirrkala East Arnhem NT - SLS Beachsafe

Yirrakala NT

The Yirrkala community is located at the southern end of Yirrkala beach (NT 1025) in lee of a laterite headland that extends 2.5 km to the east (Fig. 5.117). The beach begins on the southern side of the 100 m wide headland that separates it from beach NT 1024 and... Read more

The Yirrkala community is located at the southern end of Yirrkala beach (NT 1025) in lee of a laterite headland that extends 2.5 km to the east (Fig. 5.117). The beach begins on the southern side of the 100 m wide headland that separates it from beach NT 1024 and trends south before curving round at the southern end to face north. The northernmost 1 km of beach has offshore rock reefs at either end, and some rocks outcropping along the beach. The next 1 km of beach is exposed to moderate waves averaging just over 1 m, which maintain a 50-100 m wide surf zone, with up to 12 rips occurring south of the reefs. Waves decrease in the southern corner and calm conditions often prevail. A small often blocked creek, that drains a 200 ha largely infilled lagoon, flows across the southern end of the beach and against the small rocky point that forms the southern boundary. The beach is backed by foredune ridges in the south, grading to largely vegetated transgressive dunes in the north and extending up to 500 m inland. The 1000 strong Yirrkala community is largely located immediately south of the southern end of the beach, and a track from the community runs behind the beach. The beach is occasionally patrolled by the Gove SLSC.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Yirrkala, NT 0880

Length:
2.5km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
3/10 (Least hazardous)

Beach Key:
 nt1025

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Irukandji
    Irukandji
  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Chironex
    Chironex
  • Crocodiles
    Crocodiles
  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • High Tide Range
    High Tide Range
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Drinking water
  • Toilets
  • Other facilities

Weather

Monday 29, May 11:21 pm

Day 30°    Night 24°
26°C
Mostly clear

Water Temperature  28°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots inshore in the late evening.
Swell: Northeast to southeasterly around 1 metre.
Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres.
Weather: Mostly sunny. 30% chance of a shower offshore in the morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere.

Tide

6 am
2.41m
5 am
0.11m
11 pm
2.17m
1 pm
0.62m

UV

Index: 10 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 3:40 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Tuesday 30, May

Day 30°    Night 24°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots.
Swell: South to southeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers offshore, near zero chance elsewhere.

Tide

7 am
2.24m
6 am
0.13m
12 pm
1.95m
2 pm
0.76m

UV

Index: 9 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 3:40 pm


Weather

Mon 29, May to Mon 05, Jun


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
Swell: South to southeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the far northeast during the afternoon.
Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

Mon 29th 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 3:40 pm
Tue 30th 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 3:40 pm
Wed 31st 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 3:40 pm
Thu 1st 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 3:40 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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