Zenith Beach (NSW 224) is framed between two conical headlands, 160 m high Tomaree to the north and 140 m Stephens Peak to the south. Walking tracks lead to the top of Tomaree Head and out to Point Stephens. The 400 m long beach, faces east and is backed by... Read more
Zenith Beach (NSW 224) is framed between two conical headlands, 160 m high Tomaree to the north and 140 m Stephens Peak to the south. Walking tracks lead to the top of Tomaree Head and out to Point Stephens. The 400 m long beach, faces east and is backed by a 10-20 m high foredune which links with the quieter Shoal Bay beach behind, the two tying the head to the mainland. A car park is located behind the foredune, with two walkways to the beach. The beach is partly sheltered by Point Stephens with waves averaging 1.3 m. These maintain an attached bar which is only cut by rips during and following high waves, when rips form against each head with one or two more in the centre. Otherwise an often heavy shorebreak is the major hazard.
The main beaches usually receive waves averaging 1 m or less and are moderately safe for swimming. However higher seas produce strong rips against the rocks.
Usually only shorebreak however during big east and southeast swell Fly Roads can provide rights breaking along the spit, while south winds blow offshore.
There is beach and rock fishing off all the beaches, with Fly Roads also fished by professional fishermen. Be careful if crossing the spit when breached as fishers have been trapped by the tide.
4WD permitted on Fly Roads beach.Read less
Sun, 19 Feb 22:00
Marine Wind Warning Summary for New South Wales
Sun, 19 Feb 18:46
Severe Thunderstorm Warning (NSW)
Wind: Northwest to northeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots early in the morning. Winds tending south to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots before dawn then becoming variable about 10 knots in the evening.
Swell: Northeasterly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday. 2nd
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre by early evening. 1st
Weather: Cloudy. 95% chance of rain. Rain heavy at times north of Norah Head in the afternoon and early evening. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:10 pm
Wind: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore south of Port Stephens around midday. 2nd
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres for a period during the morning and early afternoon. 1st
Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:00 pm
Wind: East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending north to northeasterly during the morning then tending east to northeasterly during the day.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Mostly sunny.
|Sun 19th||13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:10 pm|
|Mon 20th||12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:00 pm|
|Tue 21st||13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:00 pm|
|Wed 22nd||13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:10 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.