Boat Harbour (slsc) - Beach in Boat Harbour Beach Waratah-Wynyard TAS - SLS Beachsafe

Boat Harbour (slsc) TAS

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.

Swimming

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.

Surfing

Easterly winds and swell can produce a good beach break which tends to be better at mid to low tide.

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Information

About

Boat Harbour Beach, TAS 7321

Length:
0.2km

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

Beach Key:
 tas1055

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Drinking water
  • Toilets
  • Other facilities

Marine Warnings

Wed, 22 Feb 05:00
Marine Wind Warning Summary for Tasmania

Weather

Wednesday 22, Feb 5:53 am

Day 22°    Night 10°
6.6°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  17°C


Swell


Wind


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.

Tide

8 am
3.07m
2 am
1.11m
9 pm
2.96m
2 pm
0.79m

UV

Index: 9 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 10:10 am to 5:10 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Thursday 23, Feb

Day 22°    Night 13°
Possible morning shower

Swell


Wind


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.

Tide

9 am
3.03m
3 am
1.16m
9 pm
2.93m
3 pm
0.81m

UV

Index: 10 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 5:20 pm


Weather

Wed 22, Feb to Wed 01, Mar


Swell


Wind


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.

Tide


UV

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.

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