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GRASSY

Beach UNPATROLLED UNPATROLLED 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

    There is no beach service this week.

    STATISTICS

    July 2015 - June 2016

    Rescues:
    17
    First Aids:
    24
    Preventative Actions:
    2667

    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, 27 Jun 09:00 am

    SMOKY CAPE (11 km)


    A little rain.
    11.90 °C
    SW/15 km/h
    Wind

    Weather information
    MonTueWedThuFriSat
    15° 19° 20° 21° 20° 19°

    WATER

    20

    Issued at Sun, 26 Jun 14:03

    SWELL FORECAST

    Monday
    Tuesday
    Wednesday
    Thursday
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • W
      12 km/h
      1.6m
    • WSW
      17 km/h
      1.2m
    • WSW
      26 km/h
      1.2m
    • SW
      28 km/h
      1.6m
    • SW
      17 km/h
      2.3m
    • SSW
      13 km/h
      1.8m
    • W
      8 km/h
      1.4m
    • S
      16 km/h
      1.2m

    Grassy Head issued at Sun, 26 Jun 21:27

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    Today's Swell Description
    Wind:
    Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the morning and early afternoon. Reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the evening.
    Swell:
    Southerly 2 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
    Seas:
    1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres by early evening.
    Weather:
    Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

    UV INDEX

    3



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    TODAY'S TIDE

    • high
      01:10
      1.46m
    • low
      07:49
      0.37m
    • high
      14:05
      1.26m
    • low
      19:49
      0.55m

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    South West Rocks issued at Mon, 27 Jun 15:53

    WARNINGS

    TODAY'S RADAR

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