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NEWPORT

Beach PATROLLED PATROLLED TODAY
Beach Number:
nsw304
State/Region:
NSW Newport Beach
Post Code:
2106
Length:
1.3km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
6/10 (Highly hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
bilgola  (0.7km) bungan  (0.9km) avalon  (1.4km) clareville  (1.5km) the basin  (1.6km)

Beach

Newport Beach was a quiet rural area until the 1930s, when weekenders started visiting, followed by residential development in the 1950s and 60s. The beach however was popular early with the Newport Beach SLSC being formed in 1911. Today Barrenjoey Road runs behind the northern half of the beach, which is adjacent to the shopping area, with a substantial reserve between the road and the beach providing a park, parking, picnic facilities and the surf club. South of the club a large stormwater drains crosses the beach, beyond which the backing slopes rise towards 50 m high Bungan Head. The 1.3 km long beach faces east and extends from the rocks at Newport Head in a gentle arc to the lee of Newport Reef, a sandstone reef that extends 1 km due east and substantially reduces the east and southeast swell toward the south. Wave height decreases down the beach from 1 m in the north to less than 0.5 m in the south. The surf reflects this having an attached bar the length of the beach, but usually only cut by 2-3 rips north of the surf club, with permanent rips against the northern rocks and around the small northern reef. To the south the bar is usually continuous with no rips (Fig. 4.199 & 4.200). A narrow sand beach continues on past the rock pool, between the rocks and the cliff.

Swimming

Newport is a moderate energy northside beach. While it is twice as long as its neighbours Avalon and Bilgola and has bigger crowds, it averages half the number of rescues, an indication of the less hazardous swimming conditions. Best between the flags, to the south and in the rock pool. Be careful swimming up the beach, as it is the surfers’ domain, and has a small reef and rips.

Surfing

This is the home beach of three times world surfing champion, Tom Carroll. The surf is however limited to The Peak, an inshore reef toward the northern end. It produces reasonable lefts and rights under low to moderate swell conditions. The rest of the beach provides beach breaks with quality depending on wave, wind and bar conditions. When the east to southeast swell is up, the southern Newport Reef, provides big easy waves breaking slowly over a gentle reef and sand slope. Further out on the north side of the reef itself east to northeast waves produce a heavy right called Crosswaves or The Path.

Fishing

The northern rocks and gutters are the most popular spots, with the southern reef fished during heavy conditions. Gutters are infrequent along the beach.

Location

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area Formal parking area
  • Drinking water Drinking water
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Dressing shed Dressing shed
  • Showers Showers
  • Shops Shops
  • Public phone Public phone
  • Park Park
  • 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
    Newport SLSC
    09:00
    -
    17:00
    09:00
    -
    17:00
    Newport Beach (Lifeguards)
    09:00
    -
    18:00
    09:00
    -
    18:00
    09:00
    -
    18:00
    09:00
    -
    18:00
    09:00
    -
    18:00

    STATISTICS

    July 2015 - June 2016

    Rescues:
    41
    First Aids:
    272
    Preventative Actions:
    5071

    The following organisations contribute to the above totals: Newport SLSC Newport 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 08:00 pm

    TERREY HILLS AW (6 km)


    Partly cloudy.
    22.40 °C
    SSE/15 km/h
    Wind

    Weather information
    SunMonTueWedThuFri
    26° 21° 26° 22° 25° 22° 23° 19° 25° 20° 26° 23°

    WATER

    24

    Issued at Sun, 14 Feb 15:01

    SWELL FORECAST

    Sunday
    Monday
    Tuesday
    Wednesday
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • ESE
      24 km/h
      1.1m
    • SE
      29 km/h
      1.5m
    • SSE
      31 km/h
      1.6m
    • SSE
      24 km/h
      1.4m
    • SSW
      24 km/h
      1.5m
    • SSE
      29 km/h
      1.8m
    • S
      32 km/h
      2.5m
    • SSE
      17 km/h
      2.4m

    Newport Beach issued at Sat, 13 Feb 23:28

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    Today's Swell Description
    Wind:
    Northerly 15 to 20 knots shifting south to southeasterly during the afternoon and evening.
    Swell:
    Easterly below 1 metre.
    Seas:
    1 to 2 metres.
    Weather:
    Mostly sunny.

    UV INDEX

    12



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    TODAY'S TIDE

    • High
      01:28
      1.62m
    • Low
      07:40
      0.45m
    • High
      13:46
      1.50m
    • Low
      20:00
      0.42m

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    Sydney (Fort Denison) issued at Sun, 14 Feb 00:00

    WARNINGS

    TODAY'S RADAR

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