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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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

Monday 22, Jan 11:04 pm

Day 26°    Night 17°
18.1°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  19°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning west to northwesterly below 10 knots early in the morning then tending southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day.
Swell: South to southwesterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. 2nd
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Tide

2 am
0.81m
7 am
0.37m
1 pm
1.03m
8 pm
0.19m

UV

Index: 11 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 5:20 pm


Radar

256 km

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Weather

Tuesday 23, Jan

Day 25°    Night 16°
Mostly sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeast to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending south to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots early in the morning then turning east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late morning.
Swell: Southerly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

3 am
0.84m
8 am
0.37m
2 pm
0.97m
9 pm
0.21m

UV

Index: 11 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 5:20 pm


Weather

Mon 22, Jan to Mon 29, Jan


Swell


Wind


Wind: Easterly 10 to 15 knots turning north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
Swell: South to southwesterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Mon 22nd 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 5:20 pm
Tue 23rd 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 5:20 pm
Wed 24th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:20 pm
Thu 25th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 5:20 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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