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

Marine Warnings

Sun, 28 May 10:30
Severe Weather Warning 1 (NSW)

Sun, 28 May 10:26
Warning to Sheep Graziers

Weather

Sunday 28, May 10:51 am

Day 24°    Night 14°
18.5°C
Possible afternoon shower

Water Temperature  22°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending west to northwesterly in the late evening.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tide

10 am
1.27m
4 am
0.26m
11 pm
1.77m
4 pm
0.29m

UV

Index: 3 (Moderate)

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


Radar

128 km

radar helper

Weather

Monday 29, May

Day 22°    Night 13°
Sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: West to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning and early afternoon.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres. 1st
Weather: Sunny.

Tide

11 am
1.22m
5 am
0.28m
11 pm
1.70m
5 pm
0.36m

UV

Index: 3 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 10:40 am to 1:10 pm


Weather

Sun 28, May to Sun 04, Jun


Swell


Wind


Wind: South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the day.
Swell: Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

Tide


UV

Sun 28th 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:30 am to 1:20 pm
Mon 29th 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:40 am to 1:10 pm
Tue 30th 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:40 am to 1:10 pm
Wed 31st 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:50 am to 1:00 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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