Salmon - Beach in Mawson Australian Antarctic Territory NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Salmon NSW

Salmon Beach (LH 5) is 400 m long, backed by a low foredune then steep slopes rising to 777 m high Mount Lidgbird. It is fronted by a shallow intertidal zone occupied by sand and boulders, the reef flats extending 600 m out to the end of the coral. The... Read more

Salmon Beach (LH 5) is 400 m long, backed by a low foredune then steep slopes rising to 777 m high Mount Lidgbird. It is fronted by a shallow intertidal zone occupied by sand and boulders, the reef flats extending 600 m out to the end of the coral. The beach is sandy, steep and 20-30 m wide, with low waves usually lapping against the shore.

Swimming

All four beaches are fronted by shallow sand flats with some rocks and reefs about. Waves are usually low to calm and conditions are suitable for swimming and snorkelling, particularly at high tide. However do not swim out off the beaches as the lagoon waters flow out though deep channels between the reefs.

Surfing

None on the beach. However there are breaks on the outer reef especially directly off all four beaches. The locals travel out to these breaks in boats, with the best surf during offshore northerly winds.

Fishing

Best at high tide when there is more water over the shallow reef flats.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Mawson, NSW 7151

Includes beaches:
Lagoon, Jetty, Old Settlement, North, Old Gulch

Length:
0.25km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
4/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 nswLH5

Nearby beaches

Weather

Wednesday 15, Aug 11:01 pm

Day 16°    Night 11°
Possible shower

Water Temperature  28°C


Wind: North to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots, turning westerly and reaching 30 knots offshore in the late morning and afternoon.
Swell: Southerly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore in the evening.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

4 am
0.81m
10 am
0.58m
5 pm
0.97m
11 pm
0.62m

UV

Index: 4 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 10:40 am to 2:00 pm


Weather

Thursday 16, Aug

Day 16°    Night 12°
Showers

Wind: Westerly 15 to 25 knots turning southwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the day.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres offshore. 1st
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

5 am
0.96m
11 am
0.56m
5 pm
0.86m
11 pm
0.61m

UV

Index: 3 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 10:50 am to 1:50 pm


Weather

Wed 15, Aug to Wed 22, Aug


Wind: West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the day.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Wed 15th 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:40 am to 1:50 pm
Thu 16th 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:50 am to 1:50 pm
Fri 17th 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:40 am to 1:50 pm
Sat 18th 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:40 am to 2:00 pm

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.

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