Diggers South - Beach in Coffs Harbour Plaza Coffs Harbour NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Diggers South NSW

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.

Swimming

Safest to the south where the beach is patrolled seasonally and the waves a little lower. Rips dominate elsewhere.

Surfing

A popular beach break holding southeast waves to 2.5 m, and with the north end offering protection from the summer north-easterlies.

Fishing

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.

General

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).

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Patrolled Patrolled Today Change Day

Coffs Harbour City Council Lifeguard Service

Mon

25/09

Tue

26/09

Wed

27/09

Thu

28/09

Fri

29/09

Sat

30/09

Sun

01/10

09:00 - 16:00

09:00 - 16:00

09:00 - 16:00

09:00 - 16:00

09:00 - 16:00

09:00 - 16:00

09:00 - 16:00

Information

About

Coffs Harbour Plaza, NSW 2450

Length:
0.83km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
5/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 nsw107

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area

Weather

Tuesday 26, Sep 2:58 am

Day 25°    Night 15°
Mostly sunny

Water Temperature  20°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: East to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending south to southeasterly before dawn then becoming east to southeasterly about 10 knots in the late evening. Winds reaching up to 25 knots offshore north of Coffs Harbour during the morning.
Swell: North to northeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to around 1 metre around midday. 2nd
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 metre around midday. 1st
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

11 am
1.51m
5 am
0.50m
6 pm
0.61m

UV

Index: 6 (High)

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


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Wednesday 27, Sep

Day 27°    Night 12°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots in the morning then becoming northerly 20 to 30 knots in the late afternoon.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday, then increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

12 am
1.19m
6 am
0.57m
12 pm
1.46m
7 pm
0.65m

UV

Index: 9 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm


Weather

Tue 26, Sep to Tue 03, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots at first, turning southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning then tending east to northeasterly during the evening.
Swell: North to northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres. 2nd
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Tue 26th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 2:50 pm
Wed 27th 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm
Thu 28th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 2:50 pm
Fri 29th 6 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 2:30 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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