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

Sunday 19, Feb 10:51 pm

Day 16°    Night 8°
9.4°C
Shower or two

Water Temperature  16°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northerly 10 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots near Maatsuyker Island early in the morning, becoming variable about 10 knots late morning then southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly 4 to 5 metres.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm and hail.

Tide

2 am
0.73m
9 am
0.31m
6 pm
0.73m
9 pm
0.69m

UV

Index: 11 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 5:30 pm


Radar

256 km

radar helper

Weather

Monday 20, Feb

Day 18°    Night 7°
Shower or two

Swell


Wind


Wind: South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the morning then tending southeast to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the early afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

Tide

1 am
0.72m
10 am
0.33m
10 pm
0.76m

UV

Index: 9 (Very High)

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


Weather

Sun 19, Feb to Sun 26, Feb


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots turning west to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the day.
Swell: Southwesterly 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.

Tide


UV

Sun 19th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 10:20 am to 5:10 pm
Mon 20th 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 10:10 am to 5:20 pm
Tue 21st 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 5:30 pm
Wed 22nd 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 5:30 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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