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Floreat-Scarborough

Beach PATROLLED PATROLLED TODAY
Beach Number:
wa0842
Includes Beaches:
scarborough floreat brighton
State/Region:
WA City Beach
Post Code:
6015
Length:
0.01km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
6/10 (Highly hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
city beach  (1.6km) trigg island  (2.7km) benniou beach  (2.8km) benniou (n)  (2.9km) bailey st  (2.9km)

Beach

Floreat Beach (WA 842B) begins on the northern side of the City Beach groyne. The Floreat Surf Life Saving Club is located 150 m north of the groyne and patrols the next 2.5 km of beach.The beach, apart from the groyne, is straight and relatively steep and reflective, with a continuous attached bar forming during higher waves. Rip channels tend to be absent in summer, however during winter storms and any period of higher waves they will cut channels across the bar every 100 to 200 m.The 3 km of beach between Floreat and Scarborough is backed by a 200 m wide dune reserve, with occasional car parks and the foredune rising to 10-15 m. This is a more difficult to assess section with less usage. The section north Floreat to just south of the Scarboro surf club is also known as Brighton Beach.Scarborough Beach (WA 842A) has developed into one of Perth’s more popular beaches. However, it and neighbouring Trigg Beach are the two more hazardous beaches on the Perth coast.A patrol tower in front of the club provides lifesavers with a good view of the surf. This 2.5 km section of beach is slightly more hazardous than its southern and northern neighbours owing to the occurrence of higher waves, coupled with its popularity.The higher waves both break more heavily on the bar, and are more likely to produce rips which in turn scour rip channels across the bar every 100-200 m. The car park at the end of Brighton Road is a popular spot to check for surf.

Swimming

There are two Surf Life Saving Clubs and associated patrolled areas to swim at on this long beach. The patrolled area offers the safest swimming areas. However be a little more careful on Scarborough as waves are usually bigger and rips more persistent and stronger. Always stay between the flags, on the bar and close inshore.

Surfing

The best beach breaks are amongst the higher waves at the Scarborough end of the beach. The main breaks are associated with the groyne at Floreat.

General

This stretch of beach is the site of two Surf Life Saving Clubs, and a beach with excellent access and parking facilities, extensive foreshore reserves and numerous facilities for beach goers and visitors including beachfront restaurants. However it is also the site over 75% of all surf rescues in Western Australia, so only swim at patrolled beaches between the flags.

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

    Patrol Information
      Mon 08/02 Tue 09/02 Wed 10/02 Thu 11/02 Fri 12/02 Sat 13/02 Sun 14/02
    Scarboro SLSC Inc
    08:30
    -
    17:30
    08:30
    -
    17:30
    Floreat SLSC Inc.
    09:00
    -
    14:00
    09:00
    -
    15:00
    Floreat Beach (Lifeguards)
    10:00
    -
    16:00
    10:00
    -
    16:00
    10:00
    -
    16:00
    10:00
    -
    16:00
    10:00
    -
    16:00

    STATISTICS

    July 2015 - June 2016

    Rescues:
    50
    First Aids:
    320
    Preventative Actions:
    1891

    The following organisations contribute to the above totals: Scarboro SLSC Inc Floreat SLSC Inc. Floreat Beach (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

    Tue, 09 Feb 11:00 pm

    SWANBOURNE (3 km)


    Very hot and sunny.
    23.20 °C
    SW/7 km/h
    Wind

    Weather information
    WedThuFriSatSunMon
    39° 24° 37° 23° 32° 23° 33° 21° 32° 18° 34° 20°

    WATER

    24

    Issued at Tue, 09 Feb 12:01

    SWELL FORECAST

    Wednesday
    Thursday
    Friday
    Saturday
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • S
      16 km/h
      1m
    • SSW
      24 km/h
      1.2m
    • SSE
      9 km/h
      0.9m
    • SSW
      24 km/h
      1.5m
    • SSE
      18 km/h
      1.4m
    • SSW
      37 km/h
      2.2m
    • SSE
      25 km/h
      1.4m
    • S
      32 km/h
      1.9m

    City Beach issued at Tue, 09 Feb 15:37

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    Today's Swell Description
    Wind:
    South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending south to southwesterly in the late morning. Winds reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the evening.
    Swell:
    Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
    Seas:
    1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
    Weather:
    Sunny.

    UV INDEX

    13



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    TODAY'S TIDE

    • Low
      06:11
      0.50m
    • High
      12:36
      0.77m
    • Low
      15:32
      0.70m
    • High
      22:33
      0.98m

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    Perth (Barrack Street Jetty) issued at Wed, 10 Feb 00:00

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