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DIGGERS SOUTH

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Beach Number:
nsw107
State/Region:
NSW Coffs Harbour
Post Code:
2450
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).

Parking

Type:
Formal parking area
Spaces:
20

Location

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  • Parking Parking

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

No Service: Beach not patrolled out of season There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Education section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.

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STATISTICS

July 2015 - June 2016

Rescues:

First Aids:

Preventative Actions:

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

Today 26° NE/19.00 km/h

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COFFS HARBOUR (3 km) issued at Mon 23 Mar 14:00

WATER

20

Issued at Tue, August 4 14:15

SWELL FORECAST

Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • SE
    0.8 m
  • ENE
    0.8 m
  • S
    1.2 m
  • SSE
    1.7 m
  • SSE
    1.6 m

Coffs Harbour issued at Wed, August 5 04:43

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UV INDEX

4

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TODAY'S TIDE

  • Low
    05:52
    0.20m
  • High
    12:05
    1.42m
  • Low
    18:01
    0.39m
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Yamba issued at Wed, August 5 00:00

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TODAY'S RADAR

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