Newport - Beach in Newport Beach Pittwater NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Newport NSW

Newport Beach was a quiet rural area until the 1930s, when weekenders started visiting, followed by residential development in the 1950s and 60s. The beach however was popular early with the Newport Beach SLSC being formed in 1911. Today Barrenjoey Road runs behind the northern half of the beach, which... Read more

Newport Beach was a quiet rural area until the 1930s, when weekenders started visiting, followed by residential development in the 1950s and 60s. The beach however was popular early with the Newport Beach SLSC being formed in 1911. Today Barrenjoey Road runs behind the northern half of the beach, which is adjacent to the shopping area, with a substantial reserve between the road and the beach providing a park, parking, picnic facilities and the surf club. South of the club a large stormwater drains crosses the beach, beyond which the backing slopes rise towards 50 m high Bungan Head. The 1.3 km long beach faces east and extends from the rocks at Newport Head in a gentle arc to the lee of Newport Reef, a sandstone reef that extends 1 km due east and substantially reduces the east and southeast swell toward the south. Wave height decreases down the beach from 1 m in the north to less than 0.5 m in the south. The surf reflects this having an attached bar the length of the beach, but usually only cut by 2-3 rips north of the surf club, with permanent rips against the northern rocks and around the small northern reef. To the south the bar is usually continuous with no rips (Fig. 4.199 & 4.200). A narrow sand beach continues on past the rock pool, between the rocks and the cliff.

Swimming

Newport is a moderate energy northside beach. While it is twice as long as its neighbours Avalon and Bilgola and has bigger crowds, it averages half the number of rescues, an indication of the less hazardous swimming conditions. Best between the flags, to the south and in the rock pool. Be careful swimming up the beach, as it is the surfers’ domain, and has a small reef and rips.

Surfing

This is the home beach of three times world surfing champion, Tom Carroll. The surf is however limited to The Peak, an inshore reef toward the northern end. It produces reasonable lefts and rights under low to moderate swell conditions. The rest of the beach provides beach breaks with quality depending on wave, wind and bar conditions. When the east to southeast swell is up, the southern Newport Reef, provides big easy waves breaking slowly over a gentle reef and sand slope. Further out on the north side of the reef itself east to northeast waves produce a heavy right called Crosswaves or The Path.

Fishing

The northern rocks and gutters are the most popular spots, with the southern reef fished during heavy conditions. Gutters are infrequent along the beach.

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Newport SLSC

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Newport Beach (Lifeguards)

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Information

About

Newport Beach, NSW 2106

Length:
1.3km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
6/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 nsw304

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Drinking water
  • Toilets
  • Dressing shed
  • Showers
  • Shops
  • Public phone
  • Park
  • Bus

Weather

Thursday 23, Feb 2:57 am

Day 28°    Night 21°
19.9°C
Sunny

Water Temperature  25°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots early in the morning.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre.
Seas: 2 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather: Sunny.

Tide

6 am
1.60m
12 am
0.43m
7 pm
1.30m
1 pm
0.31m

UV

Index: 10 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:50 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Friday 24, Feb

Day 27°    Night 21°
Shower or two

Swell


Wind


Wind: East to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers inshore, 30% chance elsewhere.

Tide

7 am
1.69m
1 am
0.38m
8 pm
1.38m
2 pm
0.24m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm


Weather

Thu 23, Feb to Thu 02, Mar


Swell


Wind


Wind: East to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning south to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots during the day.
Swell: South to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Weather: Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. Showers heavy at times in the evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

Tide


UV

Thu 23rd 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:10 pm
Fri 24th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Sat 25th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:50 pm
Sun 26th 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 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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