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Smiths Beach

Beach UNPATROLLED PATROLLED UNPATROLLED BEACH TODAY
Beach Number:
wa0712
Includes Beaches:
Smiths Beach
State/Region:
WA - Yallingup
Post Code:
6282
General Beach Hazard Rating:
6/10 (Moderately hazardous)

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.

 

PATROL INFORMATION

There is no beach service this week.

STATISTICS

July 2014 - June 2015

Rescues:
0
First Aids:
0
Preventative Actions:
0

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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

Today 15° wind NNW/19 km/h

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CAPE NATURALIST (14 km) issued at Sat 23 Aug 19:00 (EST)

WATER

17

Issued at Sat, August 23 13:00

SWELL FORECAST

Friday
Saturday
Sunday
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • W
    2.2 m
  • W
    1.9 m
  • W
    1.5 m
  • W
    1.4 m
  • W
    1 m

Yallingup issued at Fri, August 22 22:00 (EST)

UV INDEX

5

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TODAY'S TIDE

  • Low
    0:09
    0.60m
  • High
    8:14
    0.88m
  • Low
    16:33
    0.42m
  • High
    22:50
    0.63m
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Bunbury issued at Sat, August 23 00:00 (Local Time)

WARNINGS

TODAY'S RADAR

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