Angels South - Beach in East Ballina Ballina NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Angels South NSW

Sharps Beach (NSW 25) runs from Whites Head south for 1.3 km to Angels Flat Rock (also called Sand Point), the latter providing some protection from southerly waves. The Coast Road runs behind the beach with car parks at the northern and southern end. The beach is composed of fine... Read more

Sharps Beach (NSW 25) runs from Whites Head south for 1.3 km to Angels Flat Rock (also called Sand Point), the latter providing some protection from southerly waves. The Coast Road runs behind the beach with car parks at the northern and southern end. The beach is composed of fine to medium sand, with a boulder beach backing the northern section and a densely vegetated foredune backing most of the beach. It usually has an attached inner bar with up to five rips particularly against Whites Head and the rocks in the surf toward the southern end. Further out is a longshore trough and outer bar. The rips and rocks make it popular with fishers and surfers, but potentially hazardous to swimmers. Lifeguards patrol the northern end of the beach during the summer holidays.Angels Beach extends south of Flat Rock and consists of two parts. The northern section (NSW 25) extends for 900 m southwest to the low Pontoon Rocks, with the southern section (NSW 26) continuing south for 700 m to the northern side of Black Head. The combined beaches have a more southerly orientation and receive waves averaging 1.5 m, which maintain up to seven rips cut across the usually attached inner bar with a deep longshore trough and outer bar usually present. Permanent rips flow out against Flat Rock, Pontoon Rocks (which divides the beach), and Black Head in the south. Reefs extending seaward of Black Head produce both good surf and strong currents. Access is via the northern car park to the Flat Rock camping area, or from the road in the south.

Swimming

These are three rip-dominated beaches so beware. Stay on the inner bar, if attached and avoid the rips, and during summer swim in the patrolled area at Sharps Beach.

Surfing

Sharps has beach breaks in centre, with the reef and bars around Flat Rock also known as Skinners which offers a good left during summer northerly conditions. Pontoon Rocks in centre of Angels and particularly Black Head (also Black Rock or Trestles) in the south, hold larger swell and big right handers.

Fishing

The permanent rips provides a good gutters with usually bream and mulloway, with the southern Flat Rock and Black Head offering small gutters amongst the rocks.

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Information

About

East Ballina, NSW 2478

Length:
0.7km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
6/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 nsw026

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Bus

Weather

Monday 10, Dec 8:07 pm

Day 27°    Night 18°
26.1°C
Mostly clear

Water Temperature  25°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Swell: Easterly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

11 am
1.62m
4 am
0.33m
11 pm
1.04m
5 pm
0.35m

UV

Index: 13 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:20 am to 5:00 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Tuesday 11, Dec

Day 28°    Night 17°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Swell: Easterly 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore north of Cape Byron.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

11 am
1.56m
4 am
0.38m
6 pm
0.38m

UV

Index: 13 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:20 am to 4:50 pm


Weather

Mon 10, Dec to Mon 17, Dec


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending northerly during the evening.
Swell: Easterly 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

Tide


UV

Mon 10th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:20 am to 4:50 pm
Tue 11th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:20 am to 4:50 pm
Wed 12th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:20 am to 4:50 pm
Thu 13th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:20 am to 5:00 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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