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.
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.
There are beach breaks off all of the beaches, as well as waves out on the tidal shoals off the southern beaches.
There are good gutters against all the rocks as well as the lake entrance in the south.
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).Read less
Wed, 22 Feb 04:42
Fire Weather Warning
Wed, 22 Feb 04:10
Marine Wind Warning Summary for New South Wales
Wind: North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots during the afternoon and evening.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres around midday. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower in the morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere.
Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 5:00 pm
Wind: Northerly 25 to 30 knots tending north to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots early in the morning.
Swell: Northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. 2nd
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday. 1st
Weather: Sunny day. 30% chance of a shower at night.
Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 5:10 pm
Wind: Southerly 20 to 30 knots.
Swell: Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending easterly below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres.
Weather: Cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning.
|Wed 22nd||12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 5:10 pm|
|Thu 23rd||12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 5:10 pm|
|Fri 24th||11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 5:10 pm|
|Sat 25th||10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 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.