WITH the mercury expected to hit 32 degrees tomorrow, four northern beaches will have extended patrol hours to allow swimmers extra surf time.
Hours at Stanwell Park, Austinmer, Thirroul and Bulli beaches will be increased on Friday, with flags up until 6pm, and until 7pm at North Wollongong beach.
“Looking at the weather forecast, it’s tipped to be still 30 degrees at 5pm tomorrow, so we’re offering people the opportunity to cool off safely in the surf,” Wollongong Council’s Beach Services Manager Paul Dreghorn said.
“If you do fancy a swim, we ask people to make sure it’s at one of our patrolled beaches and between the flags. If there are no flags up, then there’s no swim.”
About Mick Roberts
A journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of Australian pubs and associated industries for over 30 years. He is working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick managed several community newspapers. He has been editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), the Sydney city newspaper, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.
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