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Grassy

Beach UNPATROLLED PATROLLED UNPATROLLED BEACH TODAY
Beach Number:
nsw133
Includes Beaches:
Grassy
State/Region:
NSW - Grassy Head
Post Code:
2441
General Beach Hazard Rating:
6/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach

Grassy Beach (NSW 133) extends for 2 km between Middle and Grassy heads and is also backed by a low foredune plain which abuts the steeper slopes which rise 220 m to Cooks Knob. The southern end in lee of Grassy Head is a popular spot with a shady camping area often good beach and point surfing breaks against Grassy Head, and beach and rock fishing. Its popularity resulted in a surf club being formed for a few years from 1958. The club no longer operates, though lifeguards now patrol during the school summer holidays. The 2 km long beach has a double bar following high seas, with a well developed inner bar cut by rips, with a second bar often forming just north of Grassy Head. Permanent rips also flow out along Grassy Head and Middle Head in the north.

Swimming

Both beaches are rip-dominated, so best to swim in the patrolled area at Grassy.

Surfing

Beach breaks abound, but conditions depend on waves and banks. Grassy Point is a right-hand break that can hold an east to southeast swell to 3 m.

Fishing

The southern Grassy rocks have the best access and gutters, with shifting gutters up both beaches.

Parking

Type:
Formal parking area
Spaces:
20

Location

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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:
17
First Aids:
103
Preventative Actions:
3259

The following organisations contribute to the above totals: Grassy Head 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

Today 23° wind SSW/ 7 km/h

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Armidale (23 km) issued at Mon 4 May 15:00 (EST)

WATER

24

Issued at Mon, May 4 13:06

SWELL FORECAST

Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • E
    2.1 m
  • E
    1.9 m
  • E
    1.8 m
  • E
    1.6 m
  • E
    1.6 m

1 km from Grassy Head issued at Sun, May 3 22:00 (EST)

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UV INDEX

5

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TODAY'S TIDE

  • Low
    2:59
    0.40m
  • High
    8:48
    1.35m
  • Low
    14:40
    0.37m
  • High
    21:18
    1.67m
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Yamba issued at Tue, May 5 00:00 (Local Time)

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TODAY'S RADAR

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