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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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

Tuesday 25, Sep 2:21 am

Day 14°    Night 4°
9.2°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  12°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore during the morning.
Swell: South to southwesterly 1 to 2 metres inshore, increasing to 2 to 3 metres offshore.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Tide

8 am
1.06m
2 am
0.31m
8 pm
1.15m
2 pm
0.46m

UV

Index: 4 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 2:10 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Wednesday 26, Sep

Day 16°    Night 5°
Mostly sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning, and north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the early afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 2 metres inshore, increasing to 2 to 3 metres offshore.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

9 am
1.13m
2 am
0.31m
9 pm
1.17m
3 pm
0.40m

UV

Index: 4 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 2:00 pm


Weather

Tue 25, Sep to Tue 02, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northerly 20 to 25 knots tending northwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening. 2nd
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

Tue 25th 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:10 am to 1:40 pm
Wed 26th 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 2:00 pm
Thu 27th 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 2:20 pm
Fri 28th 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 2:10 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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