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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

        Thu, 29 Sep 07:00 pm

        ST HELENS AEROD (5 km)


        Heavy rain. Storm likely.
        12.10 °C
        NNW/17 km/h
        Wind

        Weather information
        ThuFriSatSunMonTue
        15° 10° 15° 17° 17° 15° 15°

        WATER

        13

        Issued at Thu, 29 Sep 14:24

        SWELL FORECAST

        Thursday
        Friday
        Saturday
        Sunday
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • NE
          35 km/h
          1.9m
        • SSW
          34 km/h
          3m
        • WSW
          12 km/h
          2.7m
        • SW
          14 km/h
          2m
        • NW
          17 km/h
          1.5m
        • NW
          22 km/h
          1.3m
        • NW
          18 km/h
          1.1m
        • W
          27 km/h
          1.2m
        • NNW
          21 km/h

        Akaroa issued at Wed, 28 Sep 22:59

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        Today's Swell Description
        Wind:
        Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots early in the morning then tending northwest to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots in the late evening. Reaching up to 35 knots in the late afternoon.
        Swell:
        Easterly 1 to 2 metres, tending northeasterly 2 to 4 metres during the afternoon.
        Seas:
        1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 2 metres later in the evening.
        Weather:
        Cloudy. 95% chance of rain. Rain heavy at times in the late afternoon and evening.

        UV INDEX

        5



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        TODAY'S TIDE

        • low
          05:07
          0.73m
        • high
          11:10
          4.02m
        • low
          17:34
          1.09m
        • high
          23:28
          3.95m

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        Launceston issued at Thu, 29 Sep 20:07

        WARNINGS

        TODAY'S RADAR

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