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

Thursday 24, May 4:40 am

Day 13°    Night 6°
10.6°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  13°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 20 knots in the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 5 to 7 metres.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing below 2 metres later in the evening.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of light showers.

Tide

3 am
1.25m
10 am
0.49m
4 pm
1.31m
11 pm
0.74m

UV

Index: 1 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Friday 25, May

Day 15°    Night 5°
Mostly sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning westerly 15 to 20 knots early in the morning.
Swell: South to southwesterly 4 to 5 metres, decreasing to 3 to 4 metres during the morning, then to 2.5 to 3 metres by early evening.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

4 am
1.18m
10 am
0.58m
5 pm
1.34m

UV

Index: 1 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Weather

Thu 24, May to Thu 31, May


Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning then northerly 10 to 15 knots during the day.
Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide


UV

Thu 24th 1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Fri 25th 1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Sat 26th 1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Sun 27th 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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