Flint & Steel - Beach in Great Mackerel Beach Pittwater NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Flint & Steel NSW

On the eastern side of Flint and Steel Point is the curving 90 m long, north-facing Flint and Steel Beach (BB 4). The beach receives low refracted swell, usually sufficient to maintain a low tide terrace. The beach is bordered by rock platforms and backed by a low grassy foredune... Read more

On the eastern side of Flint and Steel Point is the curving 90 m long, north-facing Flint and Steel Beach (BB 4). The beach receives low refracted swell, usually sufficient to maintain a low tide terrace. The beach is bordered by rock platforms and backed by a low grassy foredune crossed by a creek in the centre, the densely vegetated slopes rising steeply to 100 m (Fig. 4.184). Foot access via a 1 km long walking track from West Head Road or by boat, however the low surge can make landing difficult.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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About

Great Mackerel Beach, NSW 2108

Includes beaches:
Patonga, Fishermans, The Basin, Bonnie Doon, Portuguese, Towlers Bay, Taylors, Clareville, Old Wharf, Paradise, Sandy, Little Patonga, Snapperman, Station / Barrenjoey Beach, Hungry, Flannel Flower, West Head, Resolute, Mackeral, Currawong

Length:
0.1km

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

Beach Key:
 nswBB4

Nearby beaches

Weather

Tuesday 21, Nov 5:50 am

Day 23°    Night 14°
15.9°C
Possible shower

Water Temperature  20°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Swell: Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

Tide

10 am
1.64m
4 am
0.46m
11 pm
1.25m
5 pm
0.32m

UV

Index: 11 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 4:30 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Wednesday 22, Nov

Day 23°    Night 14°
Shower or two

Swell


Wind


Wind: Easterly 10 to 15 knots tending northeasterly in the late evening.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Tide

11 am
1.61m
4 am
0.50m
5 pm
0.35m

UV

Index: 10 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 4:30 pm


Weather

Tue 21, Nov to Tue 28, Nov


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the evening.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

Tide


UV

Tue 21st 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 4:20 pm
Wed 22nd 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 4:30 pm
Thu 23rd 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 4:30 pm
Fri 24th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 4:30 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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