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

Weather

Tuesday 26, Sep 2:53 am

Day 15°    Night 3°
4.6°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  12°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots about Banks Strait early in the morning. Winds turning westerly during the morning.
Swell: Southeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre about Banks Strait.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

12 am
0.87m
5 am
0.28m
12 pm
1.15m
7 pm
0.18m

UV

Index: 5 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 2:30 pm


Radar

256 km

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Weather

Wednesday 27, Sep

Day 15°    Night 4°
Showers

Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending northeasterly in the morning, then north to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the evening.
Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm at night.

Tide

1 am
0.82m
6 am
0.33m
1 pm
1.15m
8 pm
0.17m

UV

Index: 5 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 2:20 pm


Weather

Tue 26, Sep to Tue 03, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 20 to 30 knots.
Swell: Northwest to southwesterly around 1 metre. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres about Banks Strait. 1st
Weather: Mostly sunny. 50% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

Tue 26th 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 2:30 pm
Wed 27th 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 2:20 pm
Thu 28th 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm
Fri 29th 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 2:30 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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