Gallows - Beach in Coffs Harbour Jetty Coffs Harbour NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Gallows NSW

Corambirra Point and its 400 m long breakwater forms the southern entrance. At the base of the 800 m long head is 150 m long Gallows beach (NSW 112), whose surf zone is a northern continuation of the neighbouring Boambee Beach. This beach has rocks at both ends and is... Read more

Corambirra Point and its 400 m long breakwater forms the southern entrance. At the base of the 800 m long head is 150 m long Gallows beach (NSW 112), whose surf zone is a northern continuation of the neighbouring Boambee Beach. This beach has rocks at both ends and is sometimes eroded back to rocks exposing a cobble beach. The large car park for the Coffs Harbour boat ramp backs the beach providing good access. The Gallows surf break is located out on Corambirra Point.

Swimming

These are two rip-dominated hazardous beaches, use caution is swimming at either.

Surfing

The Gallows break is out on Corambirra Point, while Boambee has numerous beach breaks, with the northern end protected from northeasterlies. The southern creek mouth shoals and some reef can combine during large southeast swell to handle a big long right-hander called Trapdoors.

Fishing

A popular spot for 4WD beach fishers, with the Bream Hole against the northern rocks, numerous gutters along the beach, and the deep Boambee Creek at the southern end. The beach provides pippis and worms, while the surf is fished for tailor, bream, mulloway and whiting. Council permit required to drive on beach

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Safety section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.

Information

About

Coffs Harbour Jetty, NSW 2450

Length:
0.15km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
7/10 (Highly hazardous)

Beach Key:
 nsw112

Nearby beaches

Hazards

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

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Boat ramp

Weather

Wednesday 15, Aug 11:01 pm

Day 26°    Night 7°
Smoke haze

Water Temperature  19°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northerly 15 to 20 knots turning northwesterly during the day.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore. 1st
Weather: Sunny.

Tide

11 am
1.45m
4 am
0.10m
11 pm
1.62m
5 pm
0.29m

UV

Index: 5 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Thursday 16, Aug

Day 24°    Night 7°
Mostly sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: West to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots becoming southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon.
Swell: North to northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre by evening.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

5 am
0.19m
12 pm
1.42m
6 pm
0.41m

UV

Index: 5 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm


Weather

Wed 15, Aug to Wed 22, Aug


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning.
Swell: Southerly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide


UV

Wed 15th 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm
Thu 16th 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm
Fri 17th 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 1:50 pm
Sat 18th 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 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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