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SAPPHIRE

Beach UNPATROLLED UNPATROLLED TODAY
Beach Number:
nsw098
State/Region:
NSW Coffs Harbour
Post Code:

Length:
2.38km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
6/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
riecks point  (0.9km) nautilus/pelican  (1.4km) campbells  (1.8km) hills north  (2.1km) moonee  (2.3km)

Beach

Sapphire Beach trends south-southwest from Green Bluff for 2.3 km to 30 m high White Bluff, which is backed by the Sapphire Beach settlement. The beach faces southeast, but has slightly lower waves than adjacent Moonee, owing to the presence of Split Solitary Island, lying 2.5 km off White Bluff. The beach however still has a double bar system, with up to ten rips cutting across the inner bar, with the outer bar at times attaching to the inner producing stronger rips. Access is from Moonee Beach in the north, and a beachfront caravan park in the south, where a small parking area with picnic facilities is provided below the Sapphire Beach residential area.

Swimming

A potentially hazardous rip-dominated beach. Best in the south where it is patrolled during the Christmas holidays.

Surfing

Usually receives most swell, with beach breaks depending on shape of bars.

Fishing

Shifting gutters are usually present along the beach, which are fished for whiting, bream, mulloway and tailor.

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
  • Bus Bus

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 12:04:54

     

    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

    23

    Issued at Wed, 25 May 14:02

    SWELL FORECAST

    Thursday
    Friday
    Saturday
    Sunday
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • NW
      13 km/h
      1.9m
    • NW
      19 km/h
      1.2m
    • WNW
      17 km/h
      0.8m
    • SW
      14 km/h
      0.9m
    • WNW
      13 km/h
      1.2m
    • NW
      20 km/h
      1m
    • W
      13 km/h
      0.6m
    • SSW
      10 km/h
      1m

    Coffs Harbour issued at Wed, 25 May 19:51

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    Today's Swell Description
    Wind:
    Northerly 15 to 20 knots turning northwesterly during the day. Winds reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the evening.
    Swell:
    Southerly 2.5 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
    Seas:
    1 to 2 metres.
    Weather:
    Cloudy. 60% chance of rain from the late morning. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore at night. Caution: Large and powerful surf conditions in the morning are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

    UV INDEX

    4



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    TODAY'S TIDE

    • low
      05:09
      0.51m
    • high
      11:00
      1.40m
    • low
      16:35
      0.64m
    • high
      23:10
      1.83m

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    Coffs Harbour issued at Thu, 26 May 14:40

    WARNINGS

    TODAY'S RADAR

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