Redbill Beach (T 143) is the main surfing beach for Bicheno. The 1 km long beach curves round between the Diamond Island spit and the southern rocks of Redbill Point and faces east out of the small bay. Waves average 0.5 m in the south increasing to 1 m at... Read more
Redbill Beach (T 143) is the main surfing beach for Bicheno. The 1 km long beach curves round between the Diamond Island spit and the southern rocks of Redbill Point and faces east out of the small bay. Waves average 0.5 m in the south increasing to 1 m at the spit. Rips commonly occur with usually three to four cutting across the central to northern section of the beach. A small grassy foredune backs the beach, then vegetated slopes leading to cleared land in the east and houses and a road behind the southern end. A 1.5 km long foreshore walking track leads from the Redbill Point around past Lynes Point to Waubs Bay.
Waubs Bay offers the safest swimming, while if swimming at Redbill stay at the lower energy southern end. The northern spit end can be dominated by strong rips. Diamond Beach is relatively safe, particularly when connected to the island, however it is isolated.
The northern end of Redbill, also known as Surf Beach, is the best location to find ridable beach breaks, with the north side of Diamond Island providing a right-hand break during bigger swell.Read less
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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.
General Hazard Rating: 5/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: tas0143