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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.

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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, 25 May 08:00 pm

          KING IS AP (6 km)


          Showers.
          12.40 °C
          NNW/32 km/h
          Wind

          Weather information
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          16° 11° 15° 10° 14° 14° 14° 10° 15° 10°

          WATER

          15

          Issued at Wed, 25 May 14:02

          SWELL FORECAST

          Wednesday
          Thursday
          Friday
          • AM
          • PM
          • AM
          • PM
          • AM
          • PM
          • SSE
            23 km/h
            2.4m
          • NW
            30 km/h
            2.4m
          • SW
            17 km/h
            3.3m
          • SW
            19 km/h
            3.9m
          • SW
            19 km/h
            3.3m
          • SW
            19 km/h
            2.7m
          • SSW
            23 km/h
          • SSW
            28 km/h

          Nugara issued at Mon, 23 May 23:39

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          Today's Swell Description
          Wind:
          North to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots tending northwest to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots in the evening then decreasing to 15 to 25 knots in the late evening.
          Swell:
          Westerly 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres south of King Island.
          Seas:
          Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres around midday.
          Weather:
          Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

          UV INDEX

          2



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          TODAY'S TIDE

          • high
            01:23
            1.20m
          • low
            07:15
            0.31m
          • high
            14:21
            1.72m
          • low
            20:53
            0.58m

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          King Island (Grassy) issued at Wed, 25 May 21:04

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          TODAY'S RADAR

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