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
Mon, 29 May 22:03
Bush Walkers Weather Alert
Mon, 29 May 22:00
Marine Wind Warning Summary for Tasmania
Wind: West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending west to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots in the early afternoon. Winds reaching up to 30 knots in the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers.
Sun protection not recommended
Wind: Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 25 knots in the late afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres around midday.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres east of King Island.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm and possible hail.
Sun protection not recommended
Wind: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning westerly during the afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres south of King Island.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres.
Weather: Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.
|Mon 29th||1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended|
|Tue 30th||1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended|
|Wed 31st||1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended|
|Thu 1st||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.