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MINNIE WATER

Beach PATROLLED PATROLLED TODAY
Beach Number:
nsw063
State/Region:
NSW Minnie Water
Post Code:
2462
Length:
1.4km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
6/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
rocky point  (0.5km) pipers hill  (0.5km) illaroo south  (0.7km) tree pt (1)  (0.7km) tree pt (2)  (0.8km)

Beach

Minnie Water is one of the older fishing settlements on the coast owing to the good anchorage in lee of the prominent southern reef and the presence of permanent water which drains across the beach, hence the name. The beach (NSW 63) is 1.5 km long and consists of two parts. The northern half receives the full force of the waves and has a single attached bar usually cut by 2-3 beach rips and a permanent rip against Rocky Point (Figs. 4.37 & 4.38). The southern half lies in lee of the reef and is used to launch fishing boats. It has a wide flat beach with an attached bar grading south to a reflective beach. The beach is used as a road access to the launching area. It terminates at the low rocks, which barely separate it from Pipers Hill Beach and Tree Point. There is a reserve towards the northern end opposite the store, which contains a hall, toilets, picnic area, the new temporary Minnie Waters SLSC and vehicle beach access track.

Swimming

These are four rock bound and partly sheltered beaches, with rips only occurring on the more exposed northern section of Minnie Waters, and against all the boundary rocks during bigger seas.

Surfing

The only surf are the beach breaks on northern Minnie Waters.

Fishing

Best beach gutters are on the northern end, while the sheltered lagoon acts as a nursery and attracts a wide range of beach fish, including tropical species in summer.

Location

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area Formal parking area
  • Drinking water Drinking water
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Shops Shops
  • Public phone Public phone
  • Park Park
  • BBQ BBQ
  • Picnic Picnic
  • Shade Shade
  • Shelters Shelters
  • Playground Playground

Regulation Symbols

    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.

    Last updated: 28/08/2013 12:04:57

     

    PATROL INFORMATION

    Patrol Information
      Mon 19/09 Tue 20/09 Wed 21/09 Thu 22/09 Fri 23/09 Sat 24/09 Sun 25/09
    Minnie Water-Wooli SLSC
    09:00
    -
    13:00

    STATISTICS

    July 2016 - June 2017

    Rescues:
    0
    First Aids:
    0
    Preventative Actions:
    0

    The following organisations contribute to the above totals: Minnie Water-Wooli SLSC Minnie Waters (Lifeguards)

    Hazards

    Service Providers

    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.

    WEATHER

    Sun, 25 Sep 10:00 pm

    GRAFTON AIRPORT (16 km)


    Possible shower or storm.
    15.20 °C
    CALM/0 km/h
    Wind

    Weather information
    SunMonTueWedThuFri
    26° 13° 24° 12° 23° 11° 25° 11° 26° 13° 23° 12°

    WATER

    21

    Issued at Sun, 25 Sep 14:19

    SWELL FORECAST

    Sunday
    Monday
    Tuesday
    Wednesday
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • WNW
      14 km/h
      0.7m
    • SSW
      12 km/h
      0.7m
    • SW
      12 km/h
      0.6m
    • SSE
      12 km/h
      0.8m
    • SW
      15 km/h
      0.9m
    • SSE
      14 km/h
      1m
    • WSW
      13 km/h
      0.8m
    • ENE
      17 km/h
      1m

    Minnie Water issued at Sat, 24 Sep 19:11

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    Today's Swell Description
    Wind:
    North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending northwest to southwesterly early in the morning then shifting south to southwesterly late in the evening. Reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the evening.
    Swell:
    South to southeasterly below 1 metre.
    Seas:
    Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore later in the evening.
    Weather:
    Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

    UV INDEX

    8



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    TODAY'S TIDE

    • high
      03:41
      1.05m
    • low
      09:17
      0.46m
    • high
      16:08
      1.44m
    • low
      22:53
      0.38m

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    Yamba issued at Sun, 25 Sep 22:14

    WARNINGS

    TODAY'S RADAR

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