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Boat Harbour (SLSC)

UNPATROLLED BEACH
Beach Number:
tas1055
State/Region:
TAS Boat Harbour Beach
Post Code:
7321
Length:
0.2km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
5/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
boat harbour  (0.1km) boat harbour beach 1  (0.2km) boat harbour beach 2  (0.3km) western cove  (0.4km) boat harbour beach 3  (0.4km)

Beach

On the eastern side of Shelter Point are the four Boat Harbour surfing beaches (T 1055-1058) which form a near continuous 800 m long sandy high tide beach, divided into four by small protruding rock outcrops and reefs. Boat Harbour Beach (T 1055) commences on the southern side of Shelter Point, with a 50 m wide grassy reserve and car park separating it from the harbour. This is the main swimming and surfing beach for the community and the site of the Boat Harbour Beach Surf Life Saving Club. The 200 m long beach faces northeast into waves averaging over 1 m, which usually break across a 50 m wide surf zone. It curves between the island and a 50 m long rock outcrop with a low gradient high tide beach grading into a 100 m wide low tide bar with rips forming during high wave conditions. The surf life saving club is located behind the centre of the beach, with car parking between the club and the point. The northern end of the beach has a boat ramp, which is used by 4WD to launch off the sandy beach during low waves.

Swimming

Beach conditions at Boat Harbour depend on the winds and tide. Normal westerly winds produce low waves and least hazardous swimming conditions, however higher waves, particularly accompanying easterlies, can produce 1-2 m waves and strong rips, particularly at low tide. Best swimming is at mid to high tide and clear of the many rocks. At low tide the beach may be over 100 m wide, with many rocks exposed and rips in the surf.

Surfing

Easterly winds and swell can produce a good beach break which tends to be better at mid to low tide.

Location

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area Formal parking area
  • Drinking water Drinking water
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Other facilities Other facilities

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 12:05:18

     

    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, 28 Sep 06:00 pm

      WYNYARD AWS (8 km)


      Partly cloudy.
      11.60 °C
      ENE/9 km/h
      Wind

      Weather information
      WedThuFriSatSunMon
      15° 15° 15° 15° 18° 14°

      WATER

      13

      Issued at Wed, 28 Sep 14:24

      SWELL FORECAST

      Wednesday
      Thursday
      Friday
      Saturday
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • S
        8 km/h
        0.2m
      • NE
        22 km/h
        1m
      • ENE
        42 km/h
        2.5m
      • SE
        24 km/h
        1.3m
      • SW
        10 km/h
        0.9m
      • SSE
        5 km/h
        0.6m
      • SW
        7 km/h
        0.4m
      • W
        18 km/h
        0.5m

      Boat Harbour Beach issued at Tue, 27 Sep 22:57

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      Today's Swell Description
      Wind:
      Westerly 15 to 20 knots shifting northeasterly 15 to 25 knots during the morning and early afternoon. Reaching up to 30 knots in the evening.
      Swell:
      West to southwesterly 2 to 3 metres.
      Seas:
      1 to 1.5 metres increasing to 2 to 3 metres by early evening.
      Weather:
      Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers offshore, near zero chance elsewhere.

      UV INDEX

      5



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      TODAY'S TIDE

      • low
        02:45
        0.68m
      • high
        08:54
        3.09m
      • low
        15:17
        0.97m
      • high
        21:10
        3.04m

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      Burnie issued at Wed, 28 Sep 18:31

      WARNINGS

      TODAY'S RADAR

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