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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 (Highly 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

Information Symbols

    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

      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, 07 Feb 02:00 pm

        EDDYSTONE (4 km)


        Partly cloudy.
        21.70 °C
        NNE/20 km/h
        Wind

        Weather information
        SunMonTueWedThuFri
        27° 16° 28° 16° 27° 17° 27° 16° 26° 16° 26° 16°

        WATER

        20

        Issued at Sat, 06 Feb 15:03

        SWELL FORECAST

        Sunday
        Monday
        Tuesday
        Wednesday
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • WNW
          10 km/h
          0.4m
        • SSE
          25 km/h
          1m
        • W
          16 km/h
          0.3m
        • ESE
          17 km/h
          0.1m
        • E
          12 km/h
          0.4m
        • SSE
          22 km/h
          0.9m
        • SSW
          13 km/h
          0.6m
        • ESE
          21 km/h
          0.5m

        Ansons Bay issued at Sat, 06 Feb 19:11

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        Today's Swell Description
        Wind:
        North to northeasterly 5 to 15 knots turning northwesterly from late afternoon then west to northwesterly in the evening.
        Swell:
        Easterly below 1 metre.
        Seas:
        Below 1 metre.
        Weather:
        Partly cloudy.

        UV INDEX

        11



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        TODAY'S TIDE

        • Low
          04:33
          1.15m
        • High
          10:22
          3.14m
        • Low
          17:09
          0.63m
        • High
          23:21
          3.04m

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        Low Head issued at Sun, 07 Feb 00:00

        WARNINGS

        TODAY'S RADAR

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