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Diggers South

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Beach Number:
nsw107
Includes Beaches:
Diggers South
State/Region:
NSW - Coffs Harbour
Post Code:
2450
General Beach Hazard Rating:
5/10 (Moderately hazardous)

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

There is no beach service this week.

STATISTICS

July 2014 - June 2015

Rescues:
0
First Aids:
0
Preventative Actions:
0

The following organisations contribute to the above totals:

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 15° wind NNW/17 km/h

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COFFS HARBOUR (5 km) issued at Fri 25 Jul 00:00 (EST)

WATER

20

Issued at Thu, July 24 13:00

SWELL FORECAST

Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • SSE
    1 m
  • SSE
    1 m
  • SSE
    0.9 m
  • SSE
    0.8 m
  • SSE
    0.6 m

Coffs Harbour issued at Wed, July 23 22:00 (EST)

UV INDEX

4

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TODAY'S TIDE

  • Low
    1:32
    0.41m
  • High
    7:00
    1.15m
  • Low
    12:47
    0.35m
  • High
    19:35
    1.61m
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Yamba issued at Thu, July 24 00:00 (Local Time)

WARNINGS

TODAY'S RADAR

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