Gannet Beach (NSW 488) is 400 m long and is a more curving east-facing beach, with the northern Jurwin and southern headland forming a 300 wide gap, which lowers waves to about 1 m. These maintain a wide low tide terrace, cut by rips against the boundary rocks and in... Read more
Gannet Beach (NSW 488) is 400 m long and is a more curving east-facing beach, with the northern Jurwin and southern headland forming a 300 wide gap, which lowers waves to about 1 m. These maintain a wide low tide terrace, cut by rips against the boundary rocks and in the centre during higher waves. It is backed by a foredune, road and house to either side, with a central reserve, and a small creek against the southern rocks. It drains a landlocked 9 ha reserve and wetland behind the houses. It can be accessed from either end and the road along the foredune.
When waves exceed 1 m watch for the boundary rips.
Usually low to moderate beach breaks, plus reef-point breaks on the points either end of Gannet Beach.
Both beaches have sloping rocks at each end fronted by permanent rip gutters. During low waves small boats are launched from the southern end of Gannet.Read less
Fri, 28 Jul 22:00
Marine Wind Warning Summary for New South Wales
Fri, 28 Jul 20:40
Severe Weather Warning
Wind: North to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots shifting west to southwesterly in the morning, becoming southwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the evening.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres.
Weather: Cloudy. 50% chance of showers, mainly offshore. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning.
Sun protection not recommended
Wind: South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting northerly early in the morning.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre around midday.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday.
Weather: Mostly sunny.
Sun protection recommended from 12:00 pm to 12:20 pm
Wind: Northerly 15 to 20 knots tending northwesterly during the afternoon then tending northwest to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Swell: Southeast to southwesterly below 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the evening.
|Fri 28th||2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended|
|Sat 29th||3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 12:00 pm to 12:20 pm|
|Sun 30th||3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 11:50 am to 12:20 pm|
|Mon 31st||2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended|
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.