On the eastern side of Shelter Point are the four Boat Harbour surfing beaches (T 1055-1058) which form a near continuous 800 m long sandy high tide beach, divided into four by small protruding rock outcrops and reefs. Boat Harbour Beach (T 1055) commences on the southern side of Shelter... Read more
On the eastern side of Shelter Point are the four Boat Harbour surfing beaches (T 1055-1058) which form a near continuous 800 m long sandy high tide beach, divided into four by small protruding rock outcrops and reefs. Boat Harbour Beach (T 1055) commences on the southern side of Shelter Point, with a 50 m wide grassy reserve and car park separating it from the harbour. This is the main swimming and surfing beach for the community and the site of the Boat Harbour Beach Surf Life Saving Club. The 200 m long beach faces northeast into waves averaging over 1 m, which usually break across a 50 m wide surf zone. It curves between the island and a 50 m long rock outcrop with a low gradient high tide beach grading into a 100 m wide low tide bar with rips forming during high wave conditions. The surf life saving club is located behind the centre of the beach, with car parking between the club and the point. The northern end of the beach has a boat ramp, which is used by 4WD to launch off the sandy beach during low waves.
Beach conditions at Boat Harbour depend on the winds and tide. Normal westerly winds produce low waves and least hazardous swimming conditions, however higher waves, particularly accompanying easterlies, can produce 1-2 m waves and strong rips, particularly at low tide. Best swimming is at mid to high tide and clear of the many rocks. At low tide the beach may be over 100 m wide, with many rocks exposed and rips in the surf.
Easterly winds and swell can produce a good beach break which tends to be better at mid to low tide.Read less
Wed, 22 Feb 05:00
Marine Wind Warning Summary for Tasmania
Wind: Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots shifting west to northwesterly during the afternoon and evening. Winds reaching up to 30 knots south of King Island in the late evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Weather: Mostly sunny. 30% chance of a shower south of King Island in the evening.
Sun protection recommended from 10:10 am to 5:10 pm
Wind: Northwesterly 20 to 30 knots turning west to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
Swell: West to northwesterly 2 to 3 metres, tending east to northeasterly around 1 metre by early evening. 2nd
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers in the morning.
Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 5:20 pm
Wind: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: West to southwesterly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres offshore during the morning.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.
|Wed 22nd||11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 5:30 pm|
|Thu 23rd||10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 5:20 pm|
|Fri 24th||10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 5:20 pm|
|Sat 25th||9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 10:10 am to 5:10 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.