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EMERALD

Beach UNPATROLLED UNPATROLLED TODAY
Beach Number:
nsw095
State/Region:
NSW Emerald Beach
Post Code:
2456
Length:
0.8km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
6/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
shelly  (0.6km) fiddamans  (0.6km) sandy  (1.2km) hearns lake  (2.1km) moonee  (2.1km)

Beach

Emerald Beach (NSW 95) takes its name from the residential subdivision located in lee of the southern Dammerels Head. The beach is 800 m long and faces east-southeast, curving south between Diggers Point and Dammerels Head. Access is provided at the southern end where a park, picnic area and amenities back the beach, and from Diggers Point at the north end. This is a popular, patrolled beach lying just off the Pacific Highway. However swimmers still need to exercise caution. The beach receives some protection from Dammerels Head, however its east-southeast orientation, the two headlands and a reef toward the southern end result in four permanent rips against the headland and rocks, in addition to shifting beach rips. Therefore stay in the southern patrolled area in front of the park.

Swimming

Fiddamans and Emerald are both rip-dominated, with the patrolled southern end of Emerald the best place to swim. Shelly has lower waves but is unpatrolled.

Surfing

Fiddamans and Emerald are both well exposed to southerly waves and offer beach breaks, together with a southern lefthand reef break at Emerald.

Fishing

The three beaches offer a number of deep permanent gutters against each headland and persistent gutters up the exposed beaches, as well as rock fishing.

General

At Bare Bluff the shoreline turns and trends to the southeast to Dammerels Head, with the next three beaches (NSW 94-96) occupying the 2.5 km of coast, each separated by prominent headlands.

Location

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area Formal parking area
  • Drinking water Drinking water
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Dressing shed Dressing shed
  • Showers Showers
  • Shops Shops
  • Public phone Public phone
  • Park Park
  • BBQ BBQ
  • Picnic Picnic
  • Shade Shade
  • 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 12:05:02

     

    PATROL INFORMATION

    There is no beach service this week.

    STATISTICS

    July 2015 - June 2016

    Rescues:
    0
    First Aids:
    0
    Preventative Actions:
    0

    The following organisations contribute to the above totals: Coffs Harbour City Council Lifeguard Service

    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


    Weather information
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    WATER

    20

    Issued at Tue, 28 Jun 14:04

    SWELL FORECAST

    Wednesday
    Thursday
    Friday
    Saturday
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • SSW
      22 km/h
      2.5m
    • SSW
      17 km/h
      1.7m
    • WNW
      13 km/h
      1.3m
    • NNW
      19 km/h
      1m
    • WNW
      10 km/h
      0.6m
    • SSW
      8 km/h
      0.6m
    • SW
      15 km/h
      1.1m
    • SSW
      9 km/h
      1.3m

    Emerald Beach issued at Tue, 28 Jun 18:28

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    Today's Swell Description
    Wind:
    South to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore south of Coffs Harbour early in the morning. Decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening.
    Swell:
    Southerly 2.5 to 4 metres, tending southeasterly 2 to 2.5 metres during the morning, then tending south to southeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres by early evening.
    Seas:
    1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday, then decreasing to 1 metre by early evening.
    Weather:
    Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers offshore, near zero chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore in the early morning. Caution: Large and powerful surf conditions in the early morning are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

    UV INDEX

    3



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    TODAY'S TIDE

    • high
      02:40
      1.60m
    • low
      09:10
      0.42m
    • high
      15:41
      1.69m
    • low
      21:51
      0.65m

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    Coffs Harbour issued at Wed, 29 Jun 04:40

    WARNINGS

    TODAY'S RADAR

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