Smiths Beach - Beach in Yallingup Busselton WA - SLS Beachsafe

Smiths Beach

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The beach faces west-northwest and has of three sections (WA 712-714) each separated by intertidal calcarenite reef. The main beach (WA 712) is 600 m long, faces northwest (Fig. 4.144). The 500 m long headland provides some protection at the southern end resulting in waves increasing from about 1 m... Read more

The beach faces west-northwest and has of three sections (WA 712-714) each separated by intertidal calcarenite reef. The main beach (WA 712) is 600 m long, faces northwest (Fig. 4.144). The 500 m long headland provides some protection at the southern end resulting in waves increasing from about 1 m in the southern corner to 1.5 m in the north, where they maintain 2-3 beach rips along the central-northern section of the beach. Gunyulgup Brook drains across the centre of the beach. It is backed by a moderately stable foredune south of the creek, then the resort development, while north of the creek are vegetated dunes climbing the backing 60 m high slopes. There is a left break off the point during higher waves and a variety of beach breaks over the reefs and bars.

Swimming

South of the creek is the safer place to swim and is patrolled in summer, however strong waves and rips are still common, so use caution. North of the creek is increasingly hazardous owing to the reef, higher waves and stronger rips.

Surfing

This is one of the most popular surfing beaches in the area offering both consistent beach and several reef breaks. It also offers a little protection when the swell is too big elsewhere.

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Smiths Beach SLSC

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Smiths Beach (WA) (Lifeguards)

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31/01

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TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
20°C
Water
22°C
UV Rating
12 / 11

Hazards

High surf
High surf
Submerged Objects
Submerged Objects
Beach Rips
Beach Rips

Strong Currents

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Monday, 25 Jan 10:24

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.


Yallingup, WA 6282
Includes beaches: Smiths Beach (1)
Length: 0.6km
General Hazard Rating: 6/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: wa0712
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