The surf club is built on smaller South Headland (Fig. 2.5a), which is separated from Point Lookout by a 50 m long pocket of sand (Fig. 4.138). Both this small beach and the longer beach on the south side of the club are patrolled by the lifesavers. Both beaches are exposed to swell averaging 1.5 m. South Headland beach (1587) is a popular beach owing to its protection from most winds and calmer inshore waters. However in the surf and off the beach there is a strong permanent rip, as well as rocks to either side (Fig. 4.139).
Beach Length: 0.05km
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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.