Cronulla 2230, NSW
Wanda Beach (NSW 344b) occupies a 1.5 km long central section of the beach, extending south from the northern end of the Wanda Reserve and car park. This is an exposed rip-dominated section, with usually strong rips spaced every 200 m. It is patrolled by the Wanda SLSC (Fig. 4.260), with Elouera SLSC located 500 m to the south.
There are usually 10 rips along the patrolled section of beach, with 10 more up into Greenhills. While the southern rips are stronger you have the benefit of the surf clubs and the flags, which you should definitely stay between. When the bars are attached stay on them and away from the rips, which usually lie to either side. When a trough runs between the beach and the bar check the side current and depth before attempting to swim out to the bar, as you can easily be swept into a rip. If at all unsure then there is a rock pool on the southern rock platform.