Albina Rock (s 3) - Beach in Macquarie Heads West Coast TAS - SLS Beachsafe

Albina Rock (s 3) TAS

Beach T 762 commences on the northern side of the rocks and trends to the north for 650 m to the next rocky point and reefs, with a small creek draining across the northern end of the beach. The beach is exposed to the full force of the waves and... Read more

Beach T 762 commences on the northern side of the rocks and trends to the north for 650 m to the next rocky point and reefs, with a small creek draining across the northern end of the beach. The beach is exposed to the full force of the waves and has a 300 m wide double barred surf zone, with usually two to three inner rips and two outer rips, including one against the northern rocks. It is bordered by rock reefs extending up to 1 km seaward and backed by an active dune system that has migrated 700 m to the east and more than 1 km to the southeast to the Nielsen River. The largely bare active dunes rise to 30 m.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Macquarie Heads, TAS 7468

Length:
0.65km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
8/10 (Highly hazardous)

Beach Key:
 tas0762

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Weather

Tuesday 26, Sep 3:02 am

Day 13°    Night 5°
8.2°C
Shower or two

Water Temperature  12°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning westerly 15 to 25 knots early in the morning.
Swell: Southerly 2.5 metres, tending southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres.
Weather: Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Tide

2 am
0.84m
7 am
0.59m
12 pm
0.75m
7 pm
0.22m

UV

Index: 5 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 2:40 pm


Radar

256 km

radar helper

Weather

Wednesday 27, Sep

Day 14°    Night 3°
Showers

Swell


Wind


Wind: West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending northeast to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the early afternoon, then south to southeasterly in the late evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Tide

3 am
0.83m
8 am
0.64m
12 pm
0.73m
7 pm
0.23m

UV

Index: 4 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm


Weather

Tue 26, Sep to Tue 03, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southerly 15 to 20 knots turning westerly 20 to 30 knots during the morning.
Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres inshore, increasing to 3 to 4 metres offshore.
Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

Tue 26th 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm
Wed 27th 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm
Thu 28th 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 2:40 pm
Fri 29th 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 2:40 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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