Goat Bluff - Beach in South Arm Clarence TAS - SLS Beachsafe

Goat Bluff TAS

Goat Bluff is an irregular 500 m long section of 30 m high cliffed sandstone rocks that separates Calverts from Hope Beach. There is a lookout on the crest of the bluff with views south to Black Jack Rocks and the larger Betsey Island. Beach T 412 is a 60... Read more

Goat Bluff is an irregular 500 m long section of 30 m high cliffed sandstone rocks that separates Calverts from Hope Beach. There is a lookout on the crest of the bluff with views south to Black Jack Rocks and the larger Betsey Island. Beach T 412 is a 60 m long pocket of rocks and sand set in a gap in the centre of the bluffs and immediately below the lookout. The beach consists of high tide cobbles and boulders against the base of the cliffs, then a sandy 100 m wide bar with rock outcrops that fill the gap. Waves are lowered to 1 m at the bluff owing to sheltering by the island and rocks and break across the bar with a weak rip usually flowing out against the western rocks. There is no safe access to this hazardous beach. Surfers head to the lookout to check the surf to either side. To the east close to the bluffs is Rebound, while to the west along Hope Beach are Goats and the Wedge.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

South Arm, TAS 7022

Length:
0.06km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
7/10 (Highly hazardous)

Beach Key:
 tas0412

Nearby beaches

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area

Weather

Monday 23, Jul 4:15 am

Day 12°    Night 6°
9.5°C
Showers

Water Temperature  11°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northerly 20 to 25 knots increasing to 25 to 30 knots in the morning.
Swell: West to southwesterly 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning, then tending westerly 2 to 3 metres around midday.
Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers from the late morning.

Tide

5 am
1.00m
10 am
0.86m
4 pm
1.44m

UV

Index: 1 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

128 km

radar helper

Weather

Tuesday 24, Jul

Day 14°    Night 7°
Showers increasing

Swell


Wind


Wind: Northerly 20 to 30 knots turning west to northwesterly in the late afternoon.
Swell: West to southwesterly 3 to 5 metres.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 95% chance of showers.

Tide

6 am
1.00m
12 am
0.54m
5 pm
1.44m

UV

Index: 1 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Weather

Mon 23, Jul to Mon 30, Jul


Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 20 to 30 knots.
Swell: West to southwesterly 4 to 5 metres.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres offshore.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

Mon 23rd 1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Tue 24th 1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Wed 25th 1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Thu 26th 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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