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

Monday 22, Jan 12:03 am

Day 30°    Night 19°
20.9°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  22°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots becoming northeasterly 25 to 30 knots in the evening then decreasing to 20 to 25 knots in the late evening.
Swell: Southerly below 1 metre.
Seas: 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

12 am
1.32m
6 am
0.49m
12 pm
1.54m
7 pm
0.34m

UV

Index: 11 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:50 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Tuesday 23, Jan

Day 29°    Night 19°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

1 am
1.34m
7 am
0.53m
1 pm
1.47m
7 pm
0.37m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 4:50 pm


Weather

Mon 22, Jan to Mon 29, Jan


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Mon 22nd 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:00 pm
Tue 23rd 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 4:50 pm
Wed 24th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 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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