The main Diggers Beach (NSW 107) is a popular swimming spot for locals and tourists, with two parking areas in the south and the Aanuka Beach Resort backing Jordans Creek that flows out across the northern end, with a foot bridge crossing the creek and leading to the beach. Wave... Read more
The main Diggers Beach (NSW 107) is a popular swimming spot for locals and tourists, with two parking areas in the south and the Aanuka Beach Resort backing Jordans Creek that flows out across the northern end, with a foot bridge crossing the creek and leading to the beach. Wave height decreases southwards along the 800 m long beach, however rips occur against the headland and northern rocks together with one in the centre. The more sheltered southern end is patrolled by lifeguards during the summer.
Safest to the south where the beach is patrolled seasonally and the waves a little lower. Rips dominate elsewhere.
A popular beach break holding southeast waves to 2.5 m, and with the north end offering protection from the summer north-easterlies.
There are usually good beach gutters providing whiting, bream, dart and tailor, together with rock fishing off Digger Head into the Blue Gutter, and on Macauleys Head at Jarretts Rock and the more dangerous Sunday Seat. The rocks are fished for blackfish, luderick, groper, mulloway and flathead.
Diggers Beach is locked in between the prominent 40 m high Diggers Head to the north and 45 m high Macauleys Head 700 m to the south. Between the heads two beaches, separated by a small rock outcrop, curve round to face east between the heads (Fig. 4.53).Read less
Sun, 19 Feb 22:00
Marine Wind Warning Summary for New South Wales
Sun, 19 Feb 18:46
Severe Thunderstorm Warning (NSW)
Wind: North to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots during the morning. Winds tending northwest to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the late evening.
Swell: North to northeasterly around 1 metre.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday.
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 5:00 pm
Wind: Northwest to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending south to southwesterly before dawn then turning southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre. 2nd
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. 1st
Weather: 40% chance of showers or thunderstorms in the early morning. Sunny afternoon.
Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:00 pm
Wind: East to southeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the day.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.
|Sun 19th||14 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 5:10 pm|
|Mon 20th||13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:00 pm|
|Tue 21st||13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 5:00 pm|
|Wed 22nd||13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 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.