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

Weather

Wednesday 15, Aug 11:01 pm

Day 24°    Night 3°
4.5°C
Clear

Water Temperature  20°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending west to northwesterly in the morning then north to northwesterly in the evening.
Swell: Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore. 1st
Weather: Sunny.

Tide

11 am
1.24m
5 am
0.15m
11 pm
1.37m
5 pm
0.27m

UV

Index: 4 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 1:50 pm


Radar

128 km

radar helper

Weather

Thursday 16, Aug

Day 23°    Night 5°
Mostly sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: West to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting southerly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon.
Swell: Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the evening. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. 1st
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

6 am
0.21m
12 pm
1.23m
6 pm
0.36m

UV

Index: 4 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 1:40 pm


Weather

Wed 15, Aug to Wed 22, Aug


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southerly 10 to 15 knots tending westerly during the evening.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Wed 15th 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 1:50 pm
Thu 16th 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 1:40 pm
Fri 17th 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 1:30 pm
Sat 18th 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 1:50 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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