Submarine/fiona

Unpatrolled Unpatrolled

Submarine Beach (also Fiona beach, NSW 220) faces the southeast and extends for 8.8 km from Yagon Gibber to Big Gibber Headland. Beyond the old fishing shacks called Middle Camp it is known as Fiona Beach. The beach lies entirely within the National Park and access is restricted to the... Read more

Submarine Beach (also Fiona beach, NSW 220) faces the southeast and extends for 8.8 km from Yagon Gibber to Big Gibber Headland. Beyond the old fishing shacks called Middle Camp it is known as Fiona Beach. The beach lies entirely within the National Park and access is restricted to the northern Yagon car park, accessed by a 4WD track from Seal Rocks. Other tracks reach the beach at Middle Camp and behind Big Gibber, however they are not maintained and are in a poor state and 4WDs are not permitted on the beach. If you can get to Submarine you will find a long high energy beach, backed by extensive, largely vegetated dunes, which extend several kilometre inland rising to heights of 120 m, the highest in NSW. The surf contains two bars, an inner bar usually attached and cut by rips, and an outer beyond the deep trough which is cut by large, strong rips every 400-500 m (Fig. 4.123), in fact the biggest beach rips on the east coast. Finally strong, permanent rips flow out against both gibbers or headlands.

Swimming

Not a popular spot owing to its isolation and hazardous surf where strong rips dominate. Do not swim alone and if you do, stay close to shore on the inner bar and away from the rips and feeder currents.

Surfing

Surfers like the north end because that's as far as they can carry their boards. It offers plenty of waves during southeast swell and good breaks on the outer bar, particularly when the wind is northeast and offshore.

Fishing

Good gutters occur right along the beach and are fished for mulloway, whiting, bream, tailor and flathead.

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TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
17°C
Water
22°C
UV Rating
11 / 11

Hazards

Sharks
Sharks
Bluebottles
Bluebottles
Topographic rips
Topographic rips

Strong Currents

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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.


Yagon, NSW 2423
Length: 8.8km
General Hazard Rating: 7/10 (Highly hazardous)
Beach Key: nsw220
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Beach nearing capacity
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