Surf Beach (NSW 537) commences amongst the boundary rocks and continues to the south for 530 m to the next small point and group of rocks. Waves are slightly higher and maintain a usually wide low tide terrace with small rips common against the rocks at each end. When waves... Read more
Surf Beach (NSW 537) commences amongst the boundary rocks and continues to the south for 530 m to the next small point and group of rocks. Waves are slightly higher and maintain a usually wide low tide terrace with small rips common against the rocks at each end. When waves exceed 1 m, 1-2 rips also form in the centre. It is backed by a car park and grassy picnic area, with shops on the main road. The beach is patrolled during the summer holidays and is one of the more accessible and popular in the area.
These three beaches usually receive lower waves and have small surf. However waves over 1 m will induce rips, particularly against the boundary rocks, and occasionally in the centre, with the numerous rocks and reefs also a hazard.
Usually a low shore break on Denhams and Surf.
Most fishing is done off the boundary rock platforms, with rip gutters only present during higher seas.
The communities of Denhams Beach and Surf Beach front onto a 1 km wide east-facing bay, bordered by a 20 m high northern point and 50 m high headland in the south with two major rock outcrops in the bay, which divide the shoreline into three pocket beaches (NSW 536-538).Read less
Mon, 25 Sep 10:45
Fire Weather Warning
Mon, 25 Sep 10:00
Marine Wind Warning Summary for New South Wales
Wind: West to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting southwest to southeasterly in the afternoon, locally reaching 25 knots.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by evening. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres. 1st
Weather: Mostly sunny day. 40% chance of showers in the late afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening.
Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Wind: Southerly 15 to 25 knots tending south to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots early in the morning then tending southeast to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the morning.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre later in the evening. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.
Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 2:50 pm
Wind: Northerly 15 to 20 knots tending north to northeasterly 20 to 30 knots during the morning then turning northwesterly 25 to 30 knots during the evening.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning. 2nd
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.
|Mon 25th||6 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 2:50 pm|
|Tue 26th||7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 2:50 pm|
|Wed 27th||7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 2:50 pm|
|Thu 28th||7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 3:00 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.