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Bunker Bay

Beach UNPATROLLED UNPATROLLED TODAY
Beach Number:
wa0733
State/Region:
WA Naturaliste
Post Code:
6281
Length:
2.3km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
5/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
shelley beach  (0.8km) rocky point (1)  (1km) rocky point (2)  (1.1km) cape naturaliste (e)  (1.7km) gull rock (s 1)  (1.8km)

Beach

Bunker Bay is an open north-facing 2 km wide bay located between Shelley Beach and Rocky Point and contains a curving 2.3 km long sandy beach (WA 733).Waves average just over 1 m at the eastern end. The beach usually has a low tide terrace extending along the western section to a central inshore reef, with usually several beach rips towards the east. This is the highest energy beach along this section of coast and popular with surfers looking for beach breaks known as The Farm and Boneyards.There is a car park at the western end with a walk along the beach to reach the better surf. It is backed by a vegetated foredune, two central dammed creeks, that bracket a farm, and rising vegetated slopes to either rend. Rocky Point lies at the eastern end of a 600 m long section of granite shoreline. As the shoreline turns south at the point it permits two small pockets of sand to accumulate on the southern side of the point (beaches WA 734 & 735).

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: 28/08/2013 12:04:54

       

      PATROL INFORMATION

      There is no beach service this week.

      STATISTICS

      July 2015 - June 2016

      Rescues:
      33
      First Aids:
      208
      Preventative Actions:
      1738

      The following organisations contribute to the above totals: Bunker Bay (Lifeguards)

      Hazards

      Service Providers

      • Bunker Bay (Lifeguards)

      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

      Tue, 28 Jun 01:00 pm

      CAPE NATURALIST (1 km)


      Showers. Possible storm.
      18.30 °C
      W/28 km/h
      Wind

      Weather information
      TueWedThuFriSatSun
      18° 12° 17° 11° 17° 12° 17° 11° 18° 11° 17°

      WATER

      18

      Issued at Mon, 27 Jun 12:03

      SWELL FORECAST

      Tuesday
      Wednesday
      Thursday
      Friday
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • NW
        29 km/h
        2.6m
      • W
        22 km/h
        2.3m
      • SW
        20 km/h
        1.9m
      • SW
        26 km/h
        2.2m
      • WSW
        20 km/h
        2.6m
      • W
        15 km/h
        2.6m
      • WNW
        14 km/h
        2.2m
      • W
        14 km/h
        1.9m

      Naturaliste issued at Mon, 27 Jun 21:03

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      Today's Swell Description
      Wind:
      Northwesterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots during the morning and early afternoon. Winds turning westerly in the early afternoon.
      Swell:
      Southwesterly 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres offshore.
      Seas:
      1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres for a period during the morning and early afternoon.
      Weather:
      Cloudy. Near 100% chance of showers. The chance of a squally thunderstorm.

      UV INDEX

      2



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      TODAY'S TIDE

      • high
        05:30
        0.89m
      • low
        15:47
        0.74m
      • high
        17:09
        0.75m
      • low
        19:54
        0.67m

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      Bunbury issued at Tue, 28 Jun 15:57

      WARNINGS

      TODAY'S RADAR

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