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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 (Highly 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.

     

    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

    26

    Issued at Sat, 13 Feb 15:04

    SWELL FORECAST

    Sunday
    Monday
    Tuesday
    Wednesday
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • SW
      8 km/h
      1.2m
    • S
      12 km/h
      1.1m
    • SW
      12 km/h
      1.3m
    • SSE
      11 km/h
      1.4m
    • SW
      7 km/h
      1.6m
    • NE
      13 km/h
      1.5m
    • WSW
      14 km/h
      1.8m
    • S
      21 km/h
      2m

    Coffs Harbour issued at Sat, 13 Feb 23:28

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    Today's Swell Description
    Wind:
    South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
    Swell:
    Easterly around 1 metre.
    Seas:
    Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
    Weather:
    Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower.

    UV INDEX

    13



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    TODAY'S TIDE

    • High
      01:24
      1.45m
    • Low
      07:30
      0.45m
    • High
      13:35
      1.37m
    • Low
      19:54
      0.38m

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    Yamba issued at Sun, 14 Feb 00:00

    WARNINGS

    TODAY'S RADAR

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