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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

        Sun, 26 Jun 03:00 am

        ST HELENS AEROD (5 km)


        Partly cloudy.
        3.20 °C
        NW/15 km/h
        Wind

        Weather information
        SunMonTueWedThuFri
        13° 13° 15° 14° 13° 12°

        WATER

        14

        Issued at Sat, 25 Jun 14:02

        SWELL FORECAST

        Sunday
        Monday
        Tuesday
        Wednesday
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • W
          21 km/h
          0.9m
        • NW
          23 km/h
          0.9m
        • NW
          22 km/h
          0.9m
        • WNW
          14 km/h
          0.8m
        • NW
          18 km/h
          0.8m
        • NW
          22 km/h
          0.8m
        • NW
          19 km/h
          0.6m
        • NNW
          15 km/h
          0.6m

        Akaroa issued at Sat, 25 Jun 21:47

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        Today's Swell Description
        Wind:
        Westerly 10 to 15 knots turning northwesterly in the morning then increasing to 10 to 20 knots in the afternoon, reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the evening.
        Swell:
        South to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre around midday.
        Seas:
        1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
        Weather:
        Partly cloudy.

        UV INDEX

        1



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        TODAY'S TIDE

        • high
          05:00
          4.19m
        • low
          11:29
          0.41m
        • high
          17:38
          4.38m
        • low
          23:56
          0.92m

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        Launceston issued at Sun, 26 Jun 03:46

        WARNINGS

        TODAY'S RADAR

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