Number One - Beach in Seal Rocks Great Lakes NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Number One NSW

Number One beach (NSW 216) is located besides the steep incline as you drive into Seal Rocks, with the narrow road wedged in between the beach and the hill. The beach is 1.3 km long and curves round to face the northeast against the southern rocks At the southern end... Read more

Number One beach (NSW 216) is located besides the steep incline as you drive into Seal Rocks, with the narrow road wedged in between the beach and the hill. The beach is 1.3 km long and curves round to face the northeast against the southern rocks At the southern end it opens up with a backing valley occupied by the Seal Rocks camping reserve, and a beachfront car park at the southern end in behind the rocks. East of the car park is a detached point, locally called Seal Rocks Point, around which the waves wrap, and where during larger east and southeast swell a reasonable, though full point break is produced. The beach receives considerable protection from the point and waves average 1 m. The waves usually increase up the beach and can produce one or two rips particularly during and following high waves.

Swimming

The southern corner of Number One in front of the car park is best with usually a wide low bar and no rips. Be careful up the beach as the surf widens and rips can develop. Boat Beach usually has low waves and a reflective beach.

Surfing

The point, known as Seal Rocks, is a popular spot during higher east and southeast waves when easy access and a fullish wave make it relatively easy to surf.

Fishing

A few gutters can occur up Number One beach, however the rocks at the south end are the most popular spot, while Boat Beach is used by professional fishers with their boats based here.

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Information

About

Seal Rocks, NSW 2423

Length:
1.35km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
4/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 nsw216

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Drinking water
  • Kiosk
  • Park
  • Picnic
  • Shade

Weather

Sunday 22, Jul 3:36 am

Day 17°    Night 4°
16.6°C
Sunny

Water Temperature  18°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable about 10 knots tending north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Swell: Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Sunny.

Tide

3 am
1.26m
9 am
0.41m
4 pm
1.53m
11 pm
0.52m

UV

Index: 3 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Monday 23, Jul

Day 19°    Night 4°
Sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: Northerly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots before dawn.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore north of Port Stephens during the morning.
Weather: Sunny.

Tide

4 am
1.22m
10 am
0.44m
5 pm
1.60m

UV

Index: 3 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 10:50 am to 1:00 pm


Weather

Sun 22, Jul to Sun 29, Jul


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northerly 10 to 15 knots tending northwesterly during the morning.
Swell: Southerly below 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather: Cloud clearing.

Tide


UV

Sun 22nd 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Mon 23rd 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:50 am to 1:00 pm
Tue 24th 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 11:00 am to 12:50 pm
Wed 25th 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 11:00 am to 12:30 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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