Sapphire Beach trends south-southwest from Green Bluff for 2.3 km to 30 m high White Bluff, which is backed by the Sapphire Beach settlement. The beach faces southeast, but has slightly lower waves than adjacent Moonee, owing to the presence of Split Solitary Island, lying 2.5 km off White Bluff.... Read more
Sapphire Beach trends south-southwest from Green Bluff for 2.3 km to 30 m high White Bluff, which is backed by the Sapphire Beach settlement. The beach faces southeast, but has slightly lower waves than adjacent Moonee, owing to the presence of Split Solitary Island, lying 2.5 km off White Bluff. The beach however still has a double bar system, with up to ten rips cutting across the inner bar, with the outer bar at times attaching to the inner producing stronger rips. Access is from Moonee Beach in the north, and a beachfront caravan park in the south, where a small parking area with picnic facilities is provided below the Sapphire Beach residential area.
A potentially hazardous rip-dominated beach. Best in the south where it is patrolled during the Christmas holidays.
Usually receives most swell, with beach breaks depending on shape of bars.
Shifting gutters are usually present along the beach, which are fished for whiting, bream, mulloway and tailor.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.