Perkins Beach (n) - Beach in Torbay Albany WA - SLS Beachsafe

Perkins Beach (n) WA

Perkins Beach (WA 424) commences on the southern side of the often blocked inlet mouth and trends southwest for 1.7 km, with a central foreland formed due to wave refraction around Seagull Island. It terminates at a 100 m long, 20 high metasedimentary point that separates it from the southern... Read more

Perkins Beach (WA 424) commences on the southern side of the often blocked inlet mouth and trends southwest for 1.7 km, with a central foreland formed due to wave refraction around Seagull Island. It terminates at a 100 m long, 20 high metasedimentary point that separates it from the southern part of the beach. The main beach receives waves averaging 1.5 m in the north decreasing to just over 1 m at the point. Beach rips dominate most of the beach, grading to a low tide terrace close to the point. The best surf is up the beach as the waves, rips and quality of the beach breaks improve. It is backed by a well vegetated 10-20 m high, 200-300 m wide foredune system, and then farmland. There is access to the beach along a 4 WD track that runs off the Perkins Beach road.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Torbay, WA 6330

Length:
1.7km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
6/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 wa0424

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

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Government of Western Australia

Marine Warnings

Mon, 10 Dec 04:00
Marine Wind Warning Summary for Western Australia

Mon, 10 Dec 03:23
Fire Weather Warning

Weather

Monday 10, Dec 1:09 pm

Day 22°    Night 15°
18.4°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  17°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Easterly 10 to 15 knots shifting south to southwesterly in the late morning and afternoon. Winds reaching up to 20 knots inshore in the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3.0 metres.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, reaching up to 2.0 meters inshore in the evening.
Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and early evening.

Tide

7 am
0.35m
11 pm
1.08m
2 pm
0.45m

UV

Index: 14 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 7:40 am to 4:30 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Tuesday 11, Dec

Day 22°    Night 14°
Possible shower developing

Swell


Wind


Wind: West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending south to southwesterly in the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.0 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

8 am
0.38m
11 pm
1.04m
2 pm
0.45m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 7:40 am to 4:20 pm


Weather

Mon 10, Dec to Mon 17, Dec


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southerly 15 to 20 knots turning east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Mon 10th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 7:40 am to 4:10 pm
Tue 11th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 7:40 am to 4:20 pm
Wed 12th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 7:50 am to 4:20 pm
Thu 13th 14 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 7:40 am to 4:30 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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