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Roaring Beach

UNPATROLLED BEACH
Beach Number:
tas0335
State/Region:
TAS Hobart
Post Code:

Length:
0.9km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
7/10 (Highly hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
creeses mistake  (1.8km) quoin channel  (3.1km) parsons bay (s)  (3.3km) white beach (n)  (3.3km) nubeena (n)  (3.4km)

Beach

Roaring Beach (T 335) is the only surfing beach on the western side of Tasman Peninsula. The 900 m long southwest-facing beach is located on the more exposed western coast 5 km west of Nubeena, with access to a high car park via the Roaring Bay Road. The beach receives waves averaging up to 1.5 m increasing in height up the beach. They break across a 100 m wide rip-dominated surf zone (Fig. 4.60). There are usually two beach rips with permanent rips flowing out against the boundary headlands, which extend 300 m to the southwest. The strongest rip is usually against the northern headland. There are beach breaks along the beach, with the best surf usually towards the southern end of the beach. A transgressive dune field fills the small valley backing the northern half of the beach, with the now vegetated dunes extending up to 600 m inland and to 30 m in height. Only one large blowout remains active. A small creek meanders through the dunes and occasionally breaks out across the centre of the beach. The beach, dunes and adjacent shoreline are located in the Roaring Beach Coastal Reserve.

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 12:05:01

     

    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

      Wed, 04 May 12:00 am

      DUNALLEY (STROU (14 km)


      Possible early shower. Windy.
      7.70 °C
      WNW/24 km/h
      Wind

      Weather information
      WedThuFriSatSunMon
      16° 19° 14° 17° 11° 19° 10° 19° 12° 15°

      WATER

      16

      Issued at Tue, 03 May 14:01

      SWELL FORECAST

      Wednesday
      Thursday
      Friday
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • WNW
        40 km/h
        1.7m
      • W
        34 km/h
        1.5m
      • NNE
        29 km/h
        1.4m
      • E
        34 km/h
        1.3m
      • WSW
        34 km/h
        1.3m
      • NW
        29 km/h
        1.1m
      • SW
        27 km/h
      • N
        35 km/h

      Hobart issued at Mon, 02 May 22:14

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      Today's Swell Description
      Wind:
      Westerly 25 to 30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots offshore. Winds turning north to northwesterly in the early afternoon.
      Swell:
      Westerly 2 to 4 metres, increasing to 4 to 6 metres offshore.
      Seas:
      2 to 3 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres offshore.
      Weather:
      Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers offshore, 60% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the early morning.

      UV INDEX

      2



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      TODAY'S TIDE

      • high
        05:21
        1.24m
      • low
        11:25
        0.53m
      • high
        18:05
        1.35m

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      Hobart issued at Wed, 04 May 00:27

      WARNINGS

      TODAY'S RADAR

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