Maurouard Beach - Beach in Stieglitz Break O'Day TAS - SLS Beachsafe

Maurouard Beach TAS

Maurouard Beach (T 103) (also known as Perons (and Perrins) Beach) commences on the southern side of the rocky point and curves to the southeast, then south in lee of St Helens Island for 8.5 km to the beginning of a 2 km long section of rocky shore. The beach... Read more

Maurouard Beach (T 103) (also known as Perons (and Perrins) Beach) commences on the southern side of the rocky point and curves to the southeast, then south in lee of St Helens Island for 8.5 km to the beginning of a 2 km long section of rocky shore. The beach is well exposed to southerly waves, which average about 1.5 m and maintain a well developed 100 m wide transverse to rhythmic bar and beach system, with at times up to 30 rips forming along the beach, including a permanent rip against the southern rocks. The bars and rips can produce some good breaks the length of the beach.The entire beach is backed by the Peron Dunes, a 500 m wide zone of transgressive dunes, which become more destablised to the north and reach 20 m in height (Fig. 4.19). The dunes are vegetated with marram grass resulting in peaky vegetated dune topography, an artifact of the exotic grass. The St Helens Point Road backs the northern half of the dunes, with beach access on foot across the dunes, together with a northern car park on the boundary point. A series of discontinuous wetlands backs the southern half of the dunes including Moriarty, Windmill and Jocks lagoons, none of which connect with the sea.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Stieglitz, TAS 7216

Length:
8.5km

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

Beach Key:
 tas0103

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area

Weather

Tuesday 17, Jul 7:44 pm

Day 15°    Night 7°
9.7°C
Showers. Very windy

Water Temperature  14°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots in the late afternoon, turning westerly 15 to 25 knots in the evening.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon. 2nd
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres during the morning. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Tide

12 am
1.22m
7 am
0.11m
1 pm
0.91m
7 pm
0.40m

UV

Index: 1 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

256 km

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Weather

Wednesday 18, Jul

Day 14°    Night 5°
Showers later

Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 15 to 25 knots tending northwesterly early in the morning then increasing to 25 to 35 knots in the early afternoon.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon. 2nd
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres during the afternoon. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

1 am
1.13m
8 am
0.16m
2 pm
0.94m
8 pm
0.41m

UV

Index: 1 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Weather

Tue 17, Jul to Tue 24, Jul


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northwesterly 25 to 35 knots.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 2 metres. 2nd
Seas: 2 to 4 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the evening. 1st
Weather: Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

Tue 17th 1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Wed 18th 1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Thu 19th 1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Fri 20th 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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