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DIGGERS SOUTH

Beach UNPATROLLED UNPATROLLED TODAY
Beach Number:
nsw107
State/Region:
NSW Coffs Harbour
Post Code:
2450
Length:
0.83km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
5/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
diggers north (aaunuka)  (0.3km) maccauleys headland  (0.3km) charlesworth bay/pacific bay  (0.5km) park  (0.9km) korora  (1km)

Beach

The main Diggers Beach (NSW 107) is a popular swimming spot for locals and tourists, with two parking areas in the south and the Aanuka Beach Resort backing Jordans Creek that flows out across the northern end, with a foot bridge crossing the creek and leading to the beach. Wave height decreases southwards along the 800 m long beach, however rips occur against the headland and northern rocks together with one in the centre. The more sheltered southern end is patrolled by lifeguards during the summer.

Swimming

Safest to the south where the beach is patrolled seasonally and the waves a little lower. Rips dominate elsewhere.

Surfing

A popular beach break holding southeast waves to 2.5 m, and with the north end offering protection from the summer north-easterlies.

Fishing

There are usually good beach gutters providing whiting, bream, dart and tailor, together with rock fishing off Digger Head into the Blue Gutter, and on Macauleys Head at Jarretts Rock and the more dangerous Sunday Seat. The rocks are fished for blackfish, luderick, groper, mulloway and flathead.

General

Diggers Beach is locked in between the prominent 40 m high Diggers Head to the north and 45 m high Macauleys Head 700 m to the south. Between the heads two beaches, separated by a small rock outcrop, curve round to face east between the heads (Fig. 4.53).

Location

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area Formal parking area

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 12:05:01

     

    PATROL INFORMATION

    There is no beach service this week.

    STATISTICS

    July 2016 - June 2017

    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
    ThuFriSatSunMonTue
    21° 19° 18° 21° 23° 22°

    WATER

    20

    Issued at Thu, 25 Aug 14:02

    SWELL FORECAST

    Thursday
    Friday
    Saturday
    Sunday
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • W
      13 km/h
      1.3m
    • SW
      17 km/h
      1.6m
    • SW
      15 km/h
      1.7m
    • SSW
      17 km/h
      1.5m
    • SW
      20 km/h
      1.8m
    • SSW
      22 km/h
      1.9m
    • SSW
      17 km/h
      1.6m
    • SSW
      5 km/h
      1.3m

    Coffs Harbour issued at Wed, 24 Aug 18:19

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    Today's Swell Description
    Wind:
    West to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore during the day. Turning south to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon and evening.
    Swell:
    Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday. 2nd
    Seas:
    1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres offshore. 1st
    Weather:
    Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers offshore, 20% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm.

    UV INDEX

    TODAY'S TIDE

    • high
      00:58
      1.41m
    • low
      07:15
      0.40m
    • high
      13:52
      1.63m
    • low
      20:22
      0.57m

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    Coffs Harbour issued at Thu, 25 Aug 18:01

    WARNINGS

    TODAY'S RADAR

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