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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

      Thu, 29 Sep 06:00 pm

      DUNALLEY (STROU (14 km)


      Rain. Windy.
      13.00 °C
      ENE/56 km/h
      Wind

      Weather information
      ThuFriSatSunMonTue
      15° 10° 15° 16° 18° 15° 14°

      WATER

      13

      Issued at Thu, 29 Sep 14:24

      SWELL FORECAST

      Thursday
      Friday
      Saturday
      Sunday
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • NE
        39 km/h
        0.7m
      • ENE
        51 km/h
        0.9m
      • E
        40 km/h
        1.2m
      • WNW
        33 km/h
        1.4m
      • SSW
        28 km/h
        1.2m
      • WNW
        25 km/h
        1m
      • W
        19 km/h
        1m
      • S
        28 km/h
        0.9m
      • NE
        21 km/h

      Hobart issued at Wed, 28 Sep 22:59

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      Today's Swell Description
      Wind:
      Northeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots during the day. Tending easterly in the early afternoon.
      Swell:
      Westerly 2 to 2.5 metres, tending southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning. 2nd
      Seas:
      1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning. 1st
      Weather:
      Cloudy. 70% chance of rain.

      UV INDEX

      4



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      TODAY'S TIDE

      • low
        00:55
        0.54m
      • high
        07:16
        1.13m
      • low
        12:48
        0.78m
      • high
        18:59
        1.22m

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      Hobart issued at Thu, 29 Sep 18:22

      WARNINGS

      TODAY'S RADAR

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