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Smiths Beach

Beach UNPATROLLED UNPATROLLED TODAY
Beach Number:
wa0712
State/Region:
WA Yallingup
Post Code:
6282
Length:
0.6km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
6/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
smiths beach (1)  (0.4km) canal rocks (n)  (0.6km) smiths beach (2)  (0.8km) canal rocks  (1.2km) wyadup  (1.5km)

Beach

The beach faces west-northwest and has of three sections (WA 712-714) each separated by intertidal calcarenite reef. The main beach (WA 712) is 600 m long, faces northwest (Fig. 4.144). The 500 m long headland provides some protection at the southern end resulting in waves increasing from about 1 m in the southern corner to 1.5 m in the north, where they maintain 2-3 beach rips along the central-northern section of the beach. Gunyulgup Brook drains across the centre of the beach. It is backed by a moderately stable foredune south of the creek, then the resort development, while north of the creek are vegetated dunes climbing the backing 60 m high slopes. There is a left break off the point during higher waves and a variety of beach breaks over the reefs and bars.

Swimming

South of the creek is the safer place to swim and is patrolled in summer, however strong waves and rips are still common, so use caution. North of the creek is increasingly hazardous owing to the reef, higher waves and stronger rips.

Surfing

This is one of the most popular surfing beaches in the area offering both consistent beach and several reef breaks. It also offers a little protection when the swell is too big elsewhere.

Location

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    Shark Alert Number

    For shark sightings call Water Police on 9442 8600

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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: 07/11/2014 17:59:49

     

    PATROL INFORMATION

    There is no beach service this week.

    STATISTICS

    July 2016 - June 2017

    Rescues:
    0
    First Aids:
    0
    Preventative Actions:
    0

    The following organisations contribute to the above totals: Smiths Beach (WA) (Lifeguards)

    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 12:00 pm

    CAPE NATURALIST (9 km)


    Cloudy.
    13.20 °C
    SSW/33 km/h
    Wind

    Weather information
    WedThuFriSatSunMon
    16° 17° 18° 11° 17° 10° 18° 18° 11°

    WATER

    16

    Issued at Tue, 27 Sep 12:24

    SWELL FORECAST

    Wednesday
    Thursday
    Friday
    Saturday
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • S
      29 km/h
      3.4m
    • SSE
      18 km/h
      2.4m
    • NE
      17 km/h
      1.8m
    • NW
      23 km/h
      1.7m
    • WNW
      33 km/h
      2.5m
    • W
      37 km/h
      3.6m
    • W
      45 km/h
      5.4m
    • WSW
      49 km/h
      6.1m

    Yallingup issued at Tue, 27 Sep 20:57

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    Today's Swell Description
    Wind:
    Southerly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots early in the morning. Turning southeasterly below 10 knots in the afternoon.
    Swell:
    Southwesterly 3 to 5 metres.
    Seas:
    2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
    Weather:
    Cloudy. 20% chance of a shower offshore, near zero chance elsewhere.

    UV INDEX

    7



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    TODAY'S TIDE

    • low
      02:43
      0.57m
    • high
      08:32
      0.77m
    • low
      16:22
      0.36m
    • high
      22:32
      0.63m

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    Cape Hamelin issued at Wed, 28 Sep 15:04

    WARNINGS

    TODAY'S RADAR

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