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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

      Fri, 06 May 11:00 am

      WYNYARD AWS (8 km)


      Morning showers.
      16.10 °C
      WNW/17 km/h
      Wind

      Weather information
      FriSatSunMonTueWed
      18° 18° 18° 18° 10° 15° 16°

      WATER

      17

      Issued at Thu, 05 May 14:05

      SWELL FORECAST

      Friday
      Saturday
      Sunday
      Monday
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • W
        27 km/h
        1.7m
      • WSW
        20 km/h
        1.1m
      • SSE
        9 km/h
        0.4m
      • ESE
        16 km/h
        0.5m
      • ESE
        12 km/h
        0.5m
      • E
        16 km/h
        0.7m
      • ENE
        20 km/h
        0.9m
      • WSW
        17 km/h
        0.7m

      Boat Harbour Beach issued at Thu, 05 May 20:55

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      Today's Swell Description
      Wind:
      West to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots during the morning, decreasing to 10 to 20 knots late afternoon.
      Swell:
      Westerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres south of King Island.
      Seas:
      1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre by early evening.
      Weather:
      Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm south of King Island in the early morning with possible hail.

      UV INDEX

      2



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      TODAY'S TIDE

      • low
        04:21
        0.60m
      • high
        10:27
        3.33m
      • low
        16:54
        0.82m
      • high
        22:47
        3.39m

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      Burnie issued at Fri, 06 May 11:42

      WARNINGS

      TODAY'S RADAR

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