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Beerbarrel Beach

UNPATROLLED BEACH
Beach Number:
tas0102
State/Region:
TAS Akaroa
Post Code:
7216
Length:
0.3km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
7/10 (Highly hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
beerbarrel (n)  (0.1km) burns bay (w 3)  (0.5km) burns bay (w 2)  (0.5km) burns bay  (0.5km) blanche point (e 2)  (0.6km)

Beach

Beerbarrel Beach consists of two parts. The northern section (T 101) is a 100 m exposed, southeast-facing, low gradient beach bordered by the rocky shore of the point to the north and a 50 m wide rocky point to the south. It receives waves averaging about 1.5 m which break across a 50-100 m wide rock-studded surf zone, with a permanent rip flowing out against the southern rocks. The main beach (T 102) is 300 m long and includes a 50 m long pocket of sand at the western end. It extends from the dividing point to a 400 m wide 20 m high headland. It also has rocks in the inner surf zone with strong rips forming to each end. Both beaches are backed by a small grassy foredune then vegetated slopes rising to 40 m. There is a car park on the slopes behind the central headland with easy access to both beaches. There is surf amongst the rocks with best conditions during northerly winds. The point camping area is located 500 m north of the beach.

Location

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area Formal parking area

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.

    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, 27 Aug 09:00 pm

        ST HELENS AEROD (5 km)


        Possible shower.
        10.70 °C
        NW/22 km/h
        Wind

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

        WATER

        13

        Issued at Sat, 27 Aug 13:58

        SWELL FORECAST

        Saturday
        Sunday
        Monday
        Tuesday
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • NW
          22 km/h
          0.9m
        • NW
          34 km/h
          1.1m
        • W
          19 km/h
          0.7m
        • ESE
          9 km/h
          0.5m
        • SW
          8 km/h
          0.4m
        • SE
          7 km/h
          0.5m
        • SSW
          8 km/h
          0.8m
        • S
          16 km/h
          1.2m

        Akaroa issued at Sat, 27 Aug 00:13

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        Today's Swell Description
        Wind:
        West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning northwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning, reaching 25 to 30 knots offshore during the afternoon and evening.
        Swell:
        Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
        Seas:
        1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres around midday.
        Weather:
        Becoming cloudy.

        UV INDEX

        TODAY'S TIDE

        • low
          01:51
          0.44m
        • high
          07:52
          4.31m
        • low
          14:15
          0.76m
        • high
          20:10
          4.41m

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        Launceston issued at Sat, 27 Aug 21:44

        WARNINGS

        TODAY'S RADAR

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