Abbotsbury Beach - Beach in Ansons Bay Break O'Day TAS - SLS Beachsafe

Abbotsbury Beach TAS

Abbotsbury Beach (T 57) commences on the southern side of the Hummock and curves to the south for 3.8 km to the mouth of Ansons Bay at Policemans Point. The beach forms a 500 m wide barrier, which has impounded the 450 ha lagoon. It is exposed to southerly waves,... Read more

Abbotsbury Beach (T 57) commences on the southern side of the Hummock and curves to the south for 3.8 km to the mouth of Ansons Bay at Policemans Point. The beach forms a 500 m wide barrier, which has impounded the 450 ha lagoon. It is exposed to southerly waves, which maintain a rip-dominated 50-100 m wide surf zone with usually 10 rips forming along the beach. The inlet exits in lee of a rock reef, which has permitted an ebb tide delta to extend 200 m seaward in lee of the rocks, forming a right-hand surf break along the northern side of the shoals. The beach is backed by a mixture of active and vegetated transgressive dunes extending 100-200 m in across the barrier and reaching 20 m in height.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Ansons Bay, TAS 7264

Length:
3.8km

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

Beach Key:
 tas0057

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Marine Warnings

Fri, 26 May 05:00
Marine Wind Warning Summary for Tasmania

Weather

Friday 26, May 8:05 am

Day 15°    Night 5°
8.5°C
Sunny

Water Temperature  16°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: West to southwesterly 10 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots about Banks Strait early in the morning, turning northwesterly 5 to 15 knots in the evening.
Swell: Below 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

8 am
0.94m
2 am
0.10m
8 pm
1.24m
2 pm
0.22m

UV

Index: 1 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

256 km

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Weather

Saturday 27, May

Day 17°    Night 7°
Showers

Swell


Wind


Wind: Northerly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers about Banks Strait, 50% chance elsewhere.

Tide

9 am
0.91m
3 am
0.08m
9 pm
1.25m
3 pm
0.24m

UV

Index: 1 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Weather

Fri 26, May to Fri 02, Jun


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 30 knots before turning west to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather: Cloudy. 95% chance of rain.

Tide


UV

Fri 26th 1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Sat 27th 1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Sun 28th 1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Mon 29th 1 (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.

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