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MINNIE WATER

Beach UNPATROLLED UNPATROLLED TODAY
Beach Number:
nsw063
State/Region:
NSW Minnie Water
Post Code:
2462
Length:
1.4km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
6/10 (Highly 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.

     

    PATROL INFORMATION

    Patrol Information
      Mon 08/02 Tue 09/02 Wed 10/02 Thu 11/02 Fri 12/02 Sat 13/02 Sun 14/02
    Minnie Water-Wooli SLSC
    09:00
    -
    14:00
    09:00
    -
    14:00

    STATISTICS

    July 2015 - June 2016

    Rescues:
    7
    First Aids:
    25
    Preventative Actions:
    401

    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

    Tue, 09 Feb 07:00 am

    GRAFTON AIRPORT (16 km)


    Possible shower.
    18.80 °C
    SSW/7 km/h
    Wind

    Weather information
    TueWedThuFriSatSun
    28° 20° 29° 19° 29° 19° 29° 19° 30° 19° 33° 18°

    WATER

    26

    Issued at Mon, 08 Feb 14:59

    SWELL FORECAST

    Tuesday
    Wednesday
    Thursday
    Friday
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • S
      29 km/h
      1.5m
    • SSE
      32 km/h
      1.8m
    • S
      24 km/h
      1.6m
    • SSE
      20 km/h
      1.5m
    • SSE
      8 km/h
      1.5m
    • SE
      14 km/h
      1.4m
    • SSE
      10 km/h
      1.4m
    • ESE
      14 km/h
      1.4m

    Minnie Water issued at Mon, 08 Feb 23:46

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    Today's Swell Description
    Wind:
    Southerly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots during the day.
    Swell:
    Southeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore by early evening.
    Seas:
    2 to 2.5 metres.
    Weather:
    Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

    UV INDEX

    12



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    TODAY'S TIDE

    • Low
      03:10
      0.21m
    • High
      09:47
      1.77m
    • Low
      16:12
      0.18m
    • High
      22:01
      1.41m

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    Yamba issued at Tue, 09 Feb 00:00

    WARNINGS

    TODAY'S RADAR

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