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Smiths Beach

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Beach Number:
wa0712
State/Region:
WA
Post Code:

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.

 

PATROL INFORMATION

No Service: Beach not patrolled out of season There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Education section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.

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STATISTICS

July 2015 - June 2016

Rescues:
18
First Aids:
129
Preventative Actions:
704

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

Today 14° E/17.00 km/h

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CAPE NATURALIST (9 km) issued at Sun 2 Aug 14:00

WATER

17

Issued at Sat, August 1 12:10

SWELL FORECAST

Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
  • AM
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  • AM
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  • AM
  • WSW
    0.6 m
  • WSW
    0.6 m
  • WSW
    0.6 m
  • WSW
    0.5 m
  • WSW
    0.5 m

issued at Sun, August 2 02:44

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UV INDEX

4

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TODAY'S TIDE

  • High
    00:39
    0.69m
  • Low
    03:05
    0.59m
  • High
    09:43
    0.97m
  • Low
    19:17
    0.42m
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Bunbury issued at Sun, August 2 00:00

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TODAY'S RADAR

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