Grassy - Beach in Grassy Head Kempsey NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Grassy NSW

Grassy Beach (NSW 133) extends for 2 km between Middle and Grassy heads and is also backed by a low foredune plain which abuts the steeper slopes which rise 220 m to Cooks Knob. The southern end in lee of Grassy Head is a popular spot with a shady camping... Read more

Grassy Beach (NSW 133) extends for 2 km between Middle and Grassy heads and is also backed by a low foredune plain which abuts the steeper slopes which rise 220 m to Cooks Knob. The southern end in lee of Grassy Head is a popular spot with a shady camping area often good beach and point surfing breaks against Grassy Head, and beach and rock fishing. Its popularity resulted in a surf club being formed for a few years from 1958. The club no longer operates, though lifeguards now patrol during the school summer holidays. The 2 km long beach has a double bar following high seas, with a well developed inner bar cut by rips, with a second bar often forming just north of Grassy Head. Permanent rips also flow out along Grassy Head and Middle Head in the north.

Swimming

Both beaches are rip-dominated, so best to swim in the patrolled area at Grassy.

Surfing

Beach breaks abound, but conditions depend on waves and banks. Grassy Point is a right-hand break that can hold an east to southeast swell to 3 m.

Fishing

The southern Grassy rocks have the best access and gutters, with shifting gutters up both beaches.

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Grassy Head Beach (Lifeguards)

Information

About

Grassy Head, NSW 2441

Length:
1.98km

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

Beach Key:
 nsw133

Nearby beaches

Hazards

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

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Drinking water
  • Toilets

Weather

Wednesday 22, Feb 1:14 am

Day 27°    Night 20°
20.2°C
Possible shower

Water Temperature  26°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots early in the morning.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower south of Coffs Harbour, near zero chance elsewhere.

Tide

6 am
1.31m
6 pm
1.01m
1 pm
0.49m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 4:50 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Thursday 23, Feb

Day 28°    Night 19°
Mostly sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: East to southeasterly about 10 knots.
Swell: Easterly 1.5 metres. 2nd
Seas: Below 1 metre. 1st
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

7 am
1.40m
12 am
0.47m
7 pm
1.08m
2 pm
0.42m

UV

Index: 13 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:00 pm


Weather

Wed 22, Feb to Wed 01, Mar


Swell


Wind


Wind: East to southeasterly about 10 knots.
Swell: Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the evening. 2nd
Seas: Below 1 metre. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Wed 22nd 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:10 pm
Thu 23rd 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:00 pm
Fri 24th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:00 pm
Sat 25th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 4:50 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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