Flynns - Beach in Flynns Beach Port Macquarie-Hastings NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Flynns NSW

The small Flynns Point separates the isolated Rocky beach and popular Flynns Beach. Flynns Beach (NSW 164) is the site of Port Macquarie SLSC (Fig. 4.90). It was chosen for the surf club in 1929 because it has good vehicle access with a beachfront park and car parking. It also... Read more

The small Flynns Point separates the isolated Rocky beach and popular Flynns Beach. Flynns Beach (NSW 164) is the site of Port Macquarie SLSC (Fig. 4.90). It was chosen for the surf club in 1929 because it has good vehicle access with a beachfront park and car parking. It also has less rock and more sand in its 500 m length and it receives slight protection from Nobby Head resulting in an east-northeast orientation. Waves average 1.4 m and maintain two permanent rips against the northern headland and southern rocks, with a third rip crossing the central bar during and following higher waves (Fig. 4.88). Seaward of the bar is a trough and outer bar also cut by rips at either end.As a forerunner to the present surf club, a Surf Bathing Club was formed at Port Macquarie in 1910 by members of the 48th Foot Regiment, then stationed at the Port. In the 1950s Port Macquarie surf club took out a Miners Right on Flynns Beach, not to mine the beach for heavy mineral sands, but to stop others having the same idea.

Swimming

Definitely stay between the flags and away from the rips and rocks. Rocks dominate the surf at the south end.

Surfing

A popular spot for locals owing to the beachfront parking and access via the rips to the breaks on the outer bar. It works in moderate to large east and southeast swell with southerlies blowing offshore.

Fishing

There are permanent gutters amongst the rocks at each end, which are used for both beach and rock fishing.

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Port Macquarie SLSC

Flynns Beach (Lifeguards)

Information

About

Flynns Beach, NSW 2444

Length:
0.5km

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

Beach Key:
 nsw164

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Rocks
    Rocks
  • Submerged Objects
    Submerged Objects
  • Shallow Sandbars
    Shallow Sandbars
  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • Accessible Rock Platforms
    Accessible Rock Platforms
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Toilets
  • Disabled Toilets
  • Dressing shed
  • Showers
  • Kiosk
  • Public phone
  • Park
  • BBQ
  • Picnic
  • Shade
  • Shelters
  • Natural shade
  • Mobile Phone Coverage
  • Bus

Regulation Symbols

  • Bicycles Allowed
  • No Littering
  • No Cats or Dogs
  • Picking Plants Prohibited
  • Bombing Prohibited
  • No Dogs Allowed
  • PWC's Prohibited
  • No Removing Shellfish
  • Dog Litter Must be Picked Up
  • No Firearms
  • Shared Footway
  • No Golf
  • No Alcohol
  • No Horses
  • Water Skiing Prohibited
  • No Trailbikes

Marine Warnings

Fri, 28 Jul 22:00
Marine Wind Warning Summary for New South Wales

Fri, 28 Jul 20:40
Severe Weather Warning

Weather

Friday 28, Jul 10:54 pm

Day 23°    Night 6°
4.3°C
Clear

Water Temperature  21°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching 25 knots offshore, shifting west to southwesterly in the afternoon.
Swell: Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower offshore.

Tide

6 am
0.26m
12 pm
1.16m
6 pm
0.42m

UV

Index: 4 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 10:20 am to 1:40 pm


Radar

128 km

radar helper

Weather

Saturday 29, Jul

Day 20°    Night 5°
Sunny

Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning then becoming northerly 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1.5 metres later in the evening.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower offshore south of Crowdy Head in the early morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere.

Tide

12 am
1.29m
6 am
0.31m
1 pm
1.14m
7 pm
0.49m

UV

Index: 3 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 10:40 am to 1:30 pm


Weather

Fri 28, Jul to Fri 04, Aug


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northerly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore south of Crowdy Head during the afternoon.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide


UV

Fri 28th 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Sat 29th 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:40 am to 1:30 pm
Sun 30th 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:20 am to 1:40 pm
Mon 31st 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:20 am to 1:40 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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