Smiths Beach - Beach in Yallingup Busselton WA - SLS Beachsafe

Smiths Beach WA

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 (WA) (Lifeguards)

Information

About

Yallingup, WA 6282

Length:
0.6km

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

Beach Key:
 wa0712

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Hazards

  • High surf
    High surf
  • Submerged Objects
    Submerged Objects
  • Beach Rips
    Beach Rips
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

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Weather

Monday 29, May 11:14 pm

Day 20°    Night 11°
14°C
Clear

Water Temperature  21°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Easterly 10 to 15 knots.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower offshore, near zero chance elsewhere.

Tide

10 am
0.72m
9 pm
0.18m

UV

Index: 3 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 11:40 am to 1:10 pm


Radar

256 km

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Weather

Tuesday 30, May

Day 22°    Night 10°
Possible shower developing

Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots shifting west to southwesterly during the morning and early afternoon then becoming west to northwesterly below 10 knots in the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres offshore.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower offshore, near zero chance elsewhere.

Tide

10 am
0.67m
10 pm
0.23m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Weather

Mon 29, May to Mon 05, Jun


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending west to northwesterly during the morning.
Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

Tide


UV

Mon 29th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Tue 30th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Wed 31st 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 11:50 am to 1:00 pm
Thu 1st 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 11:40 am to 1:10 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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