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Sandfly Beach

UNPATROLLED BEACH
Beach Number:
tasK53
Includes Beaches:
ettrick beach millers bay (s) millers bay (n) badger box creek (s) badger box creek (n) british admiral beach halfmoon bay netherby bay little beach
State/Region:
TAS Nugara
Post Code:
7256
General Beach Hazard Rating:
7/10 (Highly hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
badger box creek (s)  (0.5km) millers bay (n)  (0.8km) badger box creek (n)  (0.9km) millers bay (s)  (0.9km) ettrick beach  (1.4km)

Beach

Sandfly Beach (KI 53) is located 5 km southeast of Currie and is a relatively straight 900 m long west-southwest-facing sandy beach, bordered by irregular granite rocks and reefs, with scattered reefs extending up to 500 m offshore. The beach receives waves reduced to about 1.5 m, which maintain a steep sandy beach and a transverse bar and rip system with usually two beach rips associated with rock outcrops. It is backed by well vegetated massive Holocene dunes extending up to 3.3 km inland and to 104 m in height. The beach can be accessed in the north off the Badger Box Creek track.

Location

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      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 12:05:29

       

      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 07:00 am

          KING IS AP (6 km)


          Shower or two. Windy.
          10.90 °C
          W/30 km/h
          Wind

          Weather information
          WedThuFriSatSunMon
          16° 20° 12° 18° 12° 21° 12° 20° 14° 17° 11°

          WATER

          17

          Issued at Tue, 03 May 14:01

          SWELL FORECAST

          Wednesday
          Thursday
          Friday
          Saturday
          • AM
          • PM
          • AM
          • PM
          • AM
          • PM
          • AM
          • PM
          • W
            35 km/h
            6m
          • NW
            36 km/h
            5.4m
          • NNW
            50 km/h
            5.3m
          • NNW
            45 km/h
            4.5m
          • WNW
            38 km/h
            4.2m
          • WNW
            29 km/h
            3.6m
          • NE
            23 km/h
            3m
          • NNE
            28 km/h
            2.6m

          Nugara issued at Tue, 03 May 22:20

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          Today's Swell Description
          Wind:
          Westerly 20 to 30 knots tending northwesterly 25 to 30 knots in the middle of the day.
          Swell:
          Westerly 4 to 6 metres.
          Seas:
          2 to 3 metres.
          Weather:
          Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm south of King Island in the early morning.

          UV INDEX

          2



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          TODAY'S TIDE

          • low
            01:28
            0.68m
          • high
            08:41
            1.24m
          • low
            14:02
            0.82m
          • high
            20:45
            1.28m

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          King Island (Grassy) issued at Wed, 04 May 08:07

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          TODAY'S RADAR

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