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GRASSY

Beach PATROLLED PATROLLED TODAY
Beach Number:
nsw133
State/Region:
NSW Grassy Head
Post Code:
2441
Length:
1.98km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
6/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
middle  (1km) scotts head  (2.5km) little  (2.8km) stuarts point  (3.6km) forster (south)/scotts head  (6.3km)

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.

Location

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area Formal parking area
  • Drinking water Drinking water
  • Toilets Toilets

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.

    Last updated: 28/08/2013 12:04:55

     

    PATROL INFORMATION

    Patrol Information
      Mon 26/09 Tue 27/09 Wed 28/09 Thu 29/09 Fri 30/09 Sat 01/10 Sun 02/10
    Grassy Head Beach (Lifeguards)
    10:00
    -
    14:00
    10:00
    -
    14:00
    10:00
    -
    14:00
    10:00
    -
    14:00
    10:00
    -
    14:00
    10:00
    -
    14:00
    10:00
    -
    14:00

    STATISTICS

    July 2016 - June 2017

    Rescues:
    0
    First Aids:
    0
    Preventative Actions:
    0

    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

    Mon, 26 Sep 08:00 am

    SMOKY CAPE (11 km)


    Sunny.
    17.60 °C
    SW/9 km/h
    Wind

    Weather information
    MonTueWedThuFriSat
    23° 13° 25° 11° 23° 12° 26° 15° 22° 11° 25° 10°

    WATER

    20

    Issued at Sun, 25 Sep 14:19

    SWELL FORECAST

    Monday
    Tuesday
    Wednesday
    Thursday
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • SW
      11 km/h
      0.6m
    • SE
      10 km/h
      0.9m
    • WSW
      14 km/h
      0.7m
    • SSE
      12 km/h
      0.7m
    • SSW
      8 km/h
      0.8m
    • ESE
      13 km/h
      0.9m
    • ENE
      20 km/h
      1.1m
    • WSW
      22 km/h
      1.2m

    Grassy Head issued at Sun, 25 Sep 23:28

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    Today's Swell Description
    Wind:
    South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore during the morning. Turning east to southeasterly below 10 knots in the early afternoon then becoming variable in the evening.
    Swell:
    Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
    Seas:
    1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
    Weather:
    Mostly sunny. 60% chance of showers offshore, 20% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm.

    UV INDEX

    9



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    TODAY'S TIDE

    • high
      05:10
      1.02m
    • low
      10:47
      0.38m
    • high
      17:30
      1.37m

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    South West Rocks issued at Mon, 26 Sep 15:17

    WARNINGS

    TODAY'S RADAR

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