Tuross Head - Beach in Tuross Head Eurobodalla NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Tuross Head NSW

Tuross Head has two small beaches (NSW 583-584) on the south side of the headland of the same name. They can be accessed from street parking on the north side and a car park and caravan park behind the southern beach. Tuross Head Main Beach (NSW 583) is 250 m... Read more

Tuross Head has two small beaches (NSW 583-584) on the south side of the headland of the same name. They can be accessed from street parking on the north side and a car park and caravan park behind the southern beach. Tuross Head Main Beach (NSW 583) is 250 m long, commencing 200 m west of the head and curving to the south to a small rocky outcrop. It faces the southeast and receives waves averaging 1.5 m, which usually produce an attached bar and a permanent rip running north against the head. However the beach and surf are strongly influenced by the lake mouth bars and channels. At times a tidal bar forms seaward of the beach and reduces wave height at the beach, but can funnel strong tidal currents past the beach. This is the main swimming beach for the head and patrolled during the summer school holidays. It is backed by a low foredune, then road and bluffs rising to houses.

Swimming

These are five potentially hazardous beaches, with the northern three dominated by rocks and rips, while the southern two depend to some degree on the nature of the lake mouth. Best at the main Tuross Head beach which is patrolled during the Christmas holidays, but even here stay between the flags and close in, and away from the inlet channels or currents.

Surfing

There are beach breaks off all of the beaches, as well as waves out on the tidal shoals off the southern beaches.

Fishing

There are good gutters against all the rocks as well as the lake entrance in the south.

General

Tuross Head is a community of 2200 located 5 km in from the highway. It occupies a ridge of sloping grass-covered granite, bordered by Coila Lake to the north and Tuross Lake to the south. At the coast the ridge forms 2 km of rock-dominated shoreline, with five small exposed beaches (NSW 580-584) in amongst the resilient rocks (Fig. 4.392).

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Tuross Heads (Lifeguards)

Information

About

Tuross Head, NSW 2537

Length:
0.25km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
6/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 nsw583

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Shops
  • Drinking water

Weather

Saturday 21, Oct 10:55 pm

Day 19°    Night 10°
17°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  17°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southerly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. 2nd
Seas: 2 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 metre around midday. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower offshore, near zero chance elsewhere.

Tide

10 am
1.46m
4 am
0.30m
10 pm
1.26m
4 pm
0.26m

UV

Index: 8 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:00 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Sunday 22, Oct

Day 20°    Night 11°
Cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southerly 10 to 15 knots tending southwesterly before dawn then tending southeast to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the late afternoon.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore by early evening.
Weather: Cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

Tide

10 am
1.46m
4 am
0.34m
11 pm
1.20m
5 pm
0.28m

UV

Index: 7 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 3:50 pm


Weather

Sat 21, Oct to Sat 28, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the day then becoming variable below 10 knots during the evening.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore north of Moruya Heads.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide


UV

Sat 21st 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 3:50 pm
Sun 22nd 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 3:50 pm
Mon 23rd 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:00 pm
Tue 24th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:00 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.

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