Emerald Beach (NSW 95) takes its name from the residential subdivision located in lee of the southern Dammerels Head. The beach is 800 m long and faces east-southeast, curving south between Diggers Point and Dammerels Head. Access is provided at the southern end where a park, picnic area and amenities... Read more
Emerald Beach (NSW 95) takes its name from the residential subdivision located in lee of the southern Dammerels Head. The beach is 800 m long and faces east-southeast, curving south between Diggers Point and Dammerels Head. Access is provided at the southern end where a park, picnic area and amenities back the beach, and from Diggers Point at the north end. This is a popular, patrolled beach lying just off the Pacific Highway. However swimmers still need to exercise caution. The beach receives some protection from Dammerels Head, however its east-southeast orientation, the two headlands and a reef toward the southern end result in four permanent rips against the headland and rocks, in addition to shifting beach rips. Therefore stay in the southern patrolled area in front of the park.
Fiddamans and Emerald are both rip-dominated, with the patrolled southern end of Emerald the best place to swim. Shelly has lower waves but is unpatrolled.
Fiddamans and Emerald are both well exposed to southerly waves and offer beach breaks, together with a southern lefthand reef break at Emerald.
The three beaches offer a number of deep permanent gutters against each headland and persistent gutters up the exposed beaches, as well as rock fishing.
At Bare Bluff the shoreline turns and trends to the southeast to Dammerels Head, with the next three beaches (NSW 94-96) occupying the 2.5 km of coast, each separated by prominent headlands.Read less
Mon, 25 Sep 10:45
Fire Weather Warning
Mon, 25 Sep 10:00
Marine Wind Warning Summary for New South Wales
Wind: North to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching 30 knots offshore at first, tending northeast to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day then southerly in the evening.
Swell: North to northeasterly around 1 metre.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Weather: Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower.
Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 2:40 pm
Wind: South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late morning and afternoon.
Swell: North to northeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre around midday. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, decreasing below 1 metre later in the evening. 1st
Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 3:00 pm
Wind: Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning northerly during the evening.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.
|Mon 25th||8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 2:50 pm|
|Tue 26th||8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 3:00 pm|
|Wed 27th||8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 3:00 pm|
|Thu 28th||8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 2:40 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.