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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Information

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

Thursday 24, May 4:24 am

Day 19°    Night 8°
11.1°C
Early fog

Water Temperature  19°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northwesterly below 10 knots becoming west to southwesterly early in the morning then tending southerly 10 to 15 knots in the morning.
Swell: Southerly 2 to 3 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. Caution: Large and powerful surf conditions in the morning are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Tide

3 am
1.56m
10 am
0.40m
4 pm
1.50m
10 pm
0.57m

UV

Index: 3 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 11:40 am to 12:10 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Friday 25, May

Day 19°    Night 10°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable below 10 knots in the late evening.
Swell: Southerly 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres during the morning.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. Caution: Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Tide

4 am
1.53m
11 am
0.40m
5 pm
1.58m
11 pm
0.51m

UV

Index: 3 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 11:30 am to 12:10 pm


Weather

Thu 24, May to Thu 31, May


Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable below 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: Southerly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 2 metres during the evening.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. Caution: Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Tide


UV

Thu 24th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Fri 25th 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 11:30 am to 12:10 pm
Sat 26th 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 11:00 am to 12:10 pm
Sun 27th 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 11:40 am to 12:10 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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