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Abbotsbury Beach

UNPATROLLED BEACH
Beach Number:
tas0057
State/Region:
TAS Ansons Bay
Post Code:
7216
Length:
3.8km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
6/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
bayley hummock (2)  (1.3km) bayley hummock (1)  (1.5km) policemans point  (1.6km) bayley rock (n)  (1.8km) policemans point (s)  (2.1km)

Beach

Abbotsbury Beach (T 57) commences on the southern side of the Hummock and curves to the south for 3.8 km to the mouth of Ansons Bay at Policemans Point. The beach forms a 500 m wide barrier, which has impounded the 450 ha lagoon. It is exposed to southerly waves, which maintain a rip-dominated 50-100 m wide surf zone with usually 10 rips forming along the beach. The inlet exits in lee of a rock reef, which has permitted an ebb tide delta to extend 200 m seaward in lee of the rocks, forming a right-hand surf break along the northern side of the shoals. The beach is backed by a mixture of active and vegetated transgressive dunes extending 100-200 m in across the barrier and reaching 20 m in height.

Location

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    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 12:04:52

       

      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

        Sun, 28 Aug 04:00 pm

        EDDYSTONE (4 km)


        Mostly clear.
        11.80 °C
        WNW/20 km/h
        Wind

        Weather information
        SunMonTueWedThuFri
        14° 15° 16° 16° 17° 15°

        WATER

        12

        Issued at Sun, 28 Aug 14:02

        SWELL FORECAST

        Sunday
        Monday
        Tuesday
        Wednesday
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • SW
          26 km/h
          0.9m
        • SSW
          10 km/h
          0.2m
        • WNW
          8 km/h
          0.1m
        • NNW
          12 km/h
          0.3m
        • S
          11 km/h
          0.2m
        • S
          19 km/h
          0.7m
        • WSW
          16 km/h
          0.4m
        • WNW
          22 km/h
          0.5m

        Ansons Bay issued at Sat, 27 Aug 22:37

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        Today's Swell Description
        Wind:
        West to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots about Banks Strait, shifting southeast to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the morning then becoming variable to 10 knots in the afternoon.
        Swell:
        Below 1 metre.
        Seas:
        2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then to below 1 metre around midday.
        Weather:
        Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

        UV INDEX

        TODAY'S TIDE

        • low
          02:43
          0.48m
        • high
          08:45
          4.25m
        • low
          15:06
          0.89m
        • high
          21:01
          4.35m

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        Launceston issued at Sun, 28 Aug 17:00

        WARNINGS

        TODAY'S RADAR

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