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ZENITH

UNPATROLLED BEACH
Beach Number:
nsw224
State/Region:
NSW Shoal Bay
Post Code:
2315
Length:
0.4km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
4/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
wreck north  (0.2km) wreck  (0.4km) box  (0.8km) shoal bay  (1km) fly roads  (1.2km)

Beach

Zenith Beach (NSW 224) is framed between two conical headlands, 160 m high Tomaree to the north and 140 m Stephens Peak to the south. Walking tracks lead to the top of Tomaree Head and out to Point Stephens. The 400 m long beach, faces east and is backed by a 10-20 m high foredune which links with the quieter Shoal Bay beach behind, the two tying the head to the mainland. A car park is located behind the foredune, with two walkways to the beach. The beach is partly sheltered by Point Stephens with waves averaging 1.3 m. These maintain an attached bar which is only cut by rips during and following high waves, when rips form against each head with one or two more in the centre. Otherwise an often heavy shorebreak is the major hazard.

Swimming

The main beaches usually receive waves averaging 1 m or less and are moderately safe for swimming. However higher seas produce strong rips against the rocks.

Surfing

Usually only shorebreak however during big east and southeast swell Fly Roads can provide rights breaking along the spit, while south winds blow offshore.

Fishing

There is beach and rock fishing off all the beaches, with Fly Roads also fished by professional fishermen. Be careful if crossing the spit when breached as fishers have been trapped by the tide.

General

4WD permitted on Fly Roads beach.

Location

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area Formal parking area
  • Shops Shops
  • Public phone Public phone

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 12:05:09

     

    PATROL INFORMATION

    There is no beach service this week.

    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

      Thu, 25 Aug 03:00 pm

      NELSON BAY (NEL (2 km)


      Shower or two.
      15.00 °C
      S/13 km/h
      Wind

      Weather information
      FriSatSunMonTueWed
      16° 18° 10° 19° 21° 11° 21° 13° 21° 15°

      WATER

      19

      Issued at Thu, 25 Aug 14:02

      SWELL FORECAST

      Friday
      Saturday
      Sunday
      Monday
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • WSW
        22 km/h
        1.8m
      • SW
        25 km/h
        1.9m
      • S
        20 km/h
        1.4m
      • SW
        14 km/h
        1.3m
      • WNW
        12 km/h
        1.2m
      • ENE
        15 km/h
        1.1m
      • S
        12 km/h
        0.7m
      • NE
        18 km/h
        0.8m

      Shoal Bay issued at Thu, 25 Aug 18:29

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      Today's Swell Description
      Wind:
      South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots south of Port Stephens in the afternoon.
      Swell:
      Southerly 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
      Seas:
      1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre later in the evening.
      Weather:
      Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

      UV INDEX

      TODAY'S TIDE

      • high
        02:33
        1.23m
      • low
        08:27
        0.45m
      • high
        15:12
        1.59m
      • low
        21:57
        0.45m

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      Port Stephens issued at Fri, 26 Aug 06:16

      WARNINGS

      TODAY'S RADAR

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