Washaway - Beach in Clontarf Manly NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Washaway NSW

Washaway Beach (SH 13) as the name implies is occasionally washed away. When fully present the beach is up to 200 m long and faces due east toward Sydney Harbour entrance. Consequently, it is the highest energy of the harbour beaches with waves averaging 0.5 m, but increasing as outside... Read more

Washaway Beach (SH 13) as the name implies is occasionally washed away. When fully present the beach is up to 200 m long and faces due east toward Sydney Harbour entrance. Consequently, it is the highest energy of the harbour beaches with waves averaging 0.5 m, but increasing as outside swell picks up. During high waves the thin veneer of sand is literally washed away, exposing massive slabs of sandstone, with at best patches of sand visible at low tide. The sand returns slowly during calmer conditions (Fig. 4.226). The beach is located at the base of 20 m high cliffs and can be reached on foot from Grotto Point Reserve and via a steep climb down the rocks at the northern end of the beach.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Clontarf, NSW 2093

Includes beaches:
Quarantine Beach, Silver Beach, Forty Baskets, Reef Beach, Castle Rock, Clontarf Beach, Clontarf (n), Sandy Bay, The Spit, Chinamans Beach

Length:
0.1km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
0/10 (Least hazardous)

Beach Key:
 nswSH13

Nearby beaches

Weather

Monday 10, Dec 2:12 pm

Day 27°    Night 19°
22°C
Shower or two developing

Water Temperature  21°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore early in the morning.
Swell: Northeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. 2nd
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre around midday. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers in the late afternoon and evening.

Tide

11 am
1.68m
4 am
0.52m
11 pm
1.20m
5 pm
0.33m

UV

Index: 13 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm


Radar

128 km

radar helper

Weather

Tuesday 11, Dec

Day 23°    Night 19°
Shower or two

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southerly 15 to 20 knots turning southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day.
Swell: Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Tide

11 am
1.62m
5 am
0.56m
6 pm
0.36m

UV

Index: 13 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm


Weather

Mon 10, Dec to Mon 17, Dec


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeast to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending northeasterly during the evening.
Swell: Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy.

Tide


UV

Mon 10th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Tue 11th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Wed 12th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Thu 13th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 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.

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