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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

        Sat, 30 Jul 08:00 pm

        EDDYSTONE (4 km)


        Rain.
        11.50 °C
        N/35 km/h
        Wind

        Weather information
        SatSunMonTueWedThu
        13° 15° 14° 13° 14° 14°

        WATER

        13

        Issued at Sat, 30 Jul 14:03

        SWELL FORECAST

        Saturday
        Sunday
        Monday
        Tuesday
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • SW
          9 km/h
          0.2m
        • NW
          27 km/h
          0.9m
        • WNW
          37 km/h
          1.6m
        • WNW
          30 km/h
          1.2m
        • NNW
          25 km/h
          1m
        • WNW
          28 km/h
          1.2m
        • SW
          17 km/h
          1.3m
        • W
          20 km/h
          1.3m

        Ansons Bay issued at Fri, 29 Jul 22:04

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        Today's Swell Description
        Wind:
        West to southwesterly 10 to 20 knots becoming variable 5 to 15 knots in the morning then turning north to northwesterly around midday. Winds increasing to 15 to 25 knots in the afternoon and evening.
        Swell:
        Westerly around 1 metre.
        Seas:
        Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
        Weather:
        Mostly sunny morning. 50% chance of showers in the evening.

        UV INDEX

        2



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        TODAY'S TIDE

        • low
          02:58
          0.63m
        • high
          08:58
          4.20m
        • low
          15:20
          0.90m
        • high
          21:17
          4.40m

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        Launceston issued at Sat, 30 Jul 21:04

        WARNINGS

        TODAY'S RADAR

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