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Beach Number:
nsw125
State/Region:
NSW Nambucca Heads
Post Code:
2448
Length:
0.6km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
5/10 (Highly hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
beilbys  (0.3km) nambucca north  (0.4km) shelly  (0.7km) v wall  (0.8km) entrance  (0.9km)

Beach Status

OPEN

Beach

Nambucca Heads Main Beach (NSW 125) continuous south of the rocks for 600 m to a more prominent bluff, at the base of which is the Nambucca Heads SLSC (Fig. 4.64). Car parking is provided both above and below the bluffs, with shops and amenities ontop of the bluffs. The bluffs form headlands, rocks and reefs where they protrude into the surf, resulting in an irregular beach alternating with rocks (Fig. 4.65) and waves averaging 1 m in height. The beach usually has a continuous attached bar under normal waves, with rips forming during higher wave conditions, particularly amongst the rocks. The surf club, which was formed in 1933, averages 14 rescues each year.

Swimming

These are five moderately sheltered, but rock and reef-dominated beaches, so use care when swimming. The most popular are the Main patrolled and the more sheltered Shelly.

Surfing

These beaches are not renown for their surf, though you will usually find a few locals surfing the northern and Main Beach breaks. During larger east and southeast waves there are breaks on some of the outer reefs.

Fishing

Best gutters are around the many rocks which are fished for mulloway, tailor, bream and flathead. Shelly Beach, the Jewie Hole on the heads and Wellington Rock to the east are all popular spots and are fished for bream, flathead, tailor and mulloway, with boat launching also at Shelly's.

General

Nambucca Heads is a popular coastal town of 7000 located on the northern side of the Nambucca River mouth. The 40 m high head extends north of the river for 3 km as a mixture of cliffs, bluffs, rocks and reefs, and divides the adjacent shoreline into five rock-bound beaches (NSW 124-128).

Location

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area Formal parking area
  • Drinking water Drinking water
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Dressing shed Dressing shed
  • Showers Showers
  • Kiosk Kiosk
  • Shops Shops
  • Public phone Public phone
  • 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.

     

    PATROL INFORMATION

    Patrol Information
      Mon 08/02 Tue 09/02 Wed 10/02 Thu 11/02 Fri 12/02 Sat 13/02 Sun 14/02
    Nambucca Heads SLSC Inc
    09:00
    -
    13:00
    09:00
    -
    13:00

    STATISTICS

    July 2015 - June 2016

    Rescues:
    0
    First Aids:
    16
    Preventative Actions:
    754

    The following organisations contribute to the above totals: Nambucca Heads SLSC Inc Nambucca Heads Beach (Lifeguards)

    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

    Sun, 14 Feb 09:00 am

    SMOKY CAPE (20 km)


    Sunny.
    24.00 °C
    NE/4 km/h
    Wind

    Weather information
    SunMonTueWedThuFri
    29° 18° 31° 19° 30° 20° 25° 20° 27° 18° 29° 20°

    WATER

    26

    Issued at Sat, 13 Feb 15:04

    SWELL FORECAST

    Sunday
    Monday
    Tuesday
    Wednesday
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • WSW
      6 km/h
      1.1m
    • E
      10 km/h
      1.1m
    • SSW
      10 km/h
      1.3m
    • E
      17 km/h
      1.3m
    • S
      11 km/h
      1.6m
    • SE
      12 km/h
      1.5m
    • SSW
      16 km/h
      1.6m
    • SSE
      17 km/h
      2m

    Nambucca Heads 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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