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SURF

Beach UNPATROLLED UNPATROLLED TODAY
Beach Number:
nsw537
State/Region:
NSW Surf Beach
Post Code:
2536
Length:
0.3km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
4/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
wimbie  (0.3km) denhams  (0.4km) denise drive  (0.9km) circuit  (1.2km) sunshine cove  (1.2km)

Beach

Surf Beach (NSW 537) commences amongst the boundary rocks and continues to the south for 530 m to the next small point and group of rocks. Waves are slightly higher and maintain a usually wide low tide terrace with small rips common against the rocks at each end. When waves exceed 1 m, 1-2 rips also form in the centre. It is backed by a car park and grassy picnic area, with shops on the main road. The beach is patrolled during the summer holidays and is one of the more accessible and popular in the area.

Swimming

These three beaches usually receive lower waves and have small surf. However waves over 1 m will induce rips, particularly against the boundary rocks, and occasionally in the centre, with the numerous rocks and reefs also a hazard.

Surfing

Usually a low shore break on Denhams and Surf.

Fishing

Most fishing is done off the boundary rock platforms, with rip gutters only present during higher seas.

General

The communities of Denhams Beach and Surf Beach front onto a 1 km wide east-facing bay, bordered by a 20 m high northern point and 50 m high headland in the south with two major rock outcrops in the bay, which divide the shoreline into three pocket beaches (NSW 536-538).

Location

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area Formal parking area
  • Drinking water Drinking water
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Shops Shops
  • Park Park

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 12:05:12

     

    PATROL INFORMATION

    There is no beach service this week.

    STATISTICS

    July 2015 - June 2016

    Rescues:
    0
    First Aids:
    0
    Preventative Actions:
    0

    The following organisations contribute to the above totals: Surf 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

    Wed, 25 May 09:00 am

    BATEMANS BAY (3 km)


    Mostly sunny.
    8.80 °C
    CALM/0 km/h
    Wind

    Weather information
    FriSatSunMonTueWed
    17° 14° 17° 17° 16° 15°

    WATER

    21

    Issued at Thu, 26 May 14:07

    SWELL FORECAST

    Friday
    Saturday
    Sunday
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • WSW
      13 km/h
      1.1m
    • WSW
      20 km/h
      1.3m
    • NW
      13 km/h
      0.9m
    • WSW
      19 km/h
      0.7m
    • W
      17 km/h
      0.7m
    • SW
      17 km/h
      1.1m
    • W
      10 km/h
    • SSW
      10 km/h

    Surf Beach issued at Wed, 25 May 19:51

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    Today's Swell Description
    Wind:
    Southwesterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 35 knots offshore in the late afternoon.
    Swell:
    Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres and reaching up to 5 metres offshore during the morning.
    Seas:
    2 to 3 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres offshore south of Moruya Heads.
    Weather:
    Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower offshore, near zero chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore in the early morning.

    UV INDEX

    2



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    TODAY'S TIDE

    • low
      06:26
      0.38m
    • high
      12:32
      1.22m
    • low
      18:08
      0.59m

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    Princess Jetty issued at Fri, 27 May 02:27

    WARNINGS

    TODAY'S RADAR

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