Hazards Beach - Beach in Coles Bay Glamorgan Spring Bay TAS - SLS Beachsafe

Hazards Beach TAS

Hazards Beach (T 170) is named after the mountains, not because it is necessarily hazardous. An hour’s walk round or over The Hazards ridge is required to reach the beach. The beach is Wineglass Bay’s western twin, and the two beaches form a 1.5 km wide isthmus tying the Freycinet... Read more

Hazards Beach (T 170) is named after the mountains, not because it is necessarily hazardous. An hour’s walk round or over The Hazards ridge is required to reach the beach. The beach is Wineglass Bay’s western twin, and the two beaches form a 1.5 km wide isthmus tying the Freycinet Peninsula to the mainland (Figs 4.30 & 4.31). The 3 km long southwest-facing beach is sheltered within Great Oyster Bay and usually receives low refracted swell and wind waves. Occasional higher waves do form rips, particularly along the southern half of the beach. The rip holes are spaced about every 200 m and may persist for weeks after a high wave event. The northern half is partly sheltered by Refuge Island and receives lower waves and usually has reflective conditions. The beach is backed by a 50-100 m wide, 5-10 m high, vegetated foredune, including some inner vegetated blowouts. The Isthmus Track leaves the northern end of the beach for Wineglass Bay while the beach track uses the beach to reach the peninsula. There is a campsite at the southern end of the beach.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Coles Bay, TAS 7215

Length:
3km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
5/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 tas0170

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Weather

Wednesday 20, Jun 3:32 pm

Day 15°    Night 5°
5.4°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  14°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northerly 15 to 20 knots tending northwesterly in the late evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon. 1st
Weather: Cloudy.

Tide

12 am
1.10m
7 am
0.08m
2 pm
1.05m
8 pm
0.41m

UV

Index: 1 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

128 km

radar helper

Weather

Thursday 21, Jun

Day 15°    Night 5°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning westerly below 10 knots during the morning.
Swell: Southwesterly around 1 metre. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

1 am
0.97m
8 am
0.13m
3 pm
1.03m
9 pm
0.35m

UV

Index: 1 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Weather

Wed 20, Jun to Wed 27, Jun


Swell


Wind


Wind: West to northwesterly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
Swell: 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 offshore during the evening. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Wed 20th 1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Thu 21st 1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Fri 22nd 1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Sat 23rd 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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