Floreat-scarborough - Beach in Wembley Downs Stirling WA - SLS Beachsafe

Floreat-scarborough WA

Floreat Beach (WA 842B) begins on the northern side of the City Beach groyne. The Floreat Surf Life Saving Club is located 150 m north of the groyne and patrols the next 2.5 km of beach.The beach, apart from the groyne, is straight and relatively steep and reflective, with... Read more

Floreat Beach (WA 842B) begins on the northern side of the City Beach groyne. The Floreat Surf Life Saving Club is located 150 m north of the groyne and patrols the next 2.5 km of beach.The beach, apart from the groyne, is straight and relatively steep and reflective, with a continuous attached bar forming during higher waves. Rip channels tend to be absent in summer, however during winter storms and any period of higher waves they will cut channels across the bar every 100 to 200 m.The 3 km of beach between Floreat and Scarborough is backed by a 200 m wide dune reserve, with occasional car parks and the foredune rising to 10-15 m. This is a more difficult to assess section with less usage. The section north Floreat to just south of the Scarboro surf club is also known as Brighton Beach.Scarborough Beach (WA 842A) has developed into one of Perth’s more popular beaches. However, it and neighbouring Trigg Beach are the two more hazardous beaches on the Perth coast.A patrol tower in front of the club provides lifesavers with a good view of the surf. This 2.5 km section of beach is slightly more hazardous than its southern and northern neighbours owing to the occurrence of higher waves, coupled with its popularity.The higher waves both break more heavily on the bar, and are more likely to produce rips which in turn scour rip channels across the bar every 100-200 m. The car park at the end of Brighton Road is a popular spot to check for surf.

Swimming

There are two Surf Life Saving Clubs and associated patrolled areas to swim at on this long beach. The patrolled area offers the safest swimming areas. However be a little more careful on Scarborough as waves are usually bigger and rips more persistent and stronger. Always stay between the flags, on the bar and close inshore.

Surfing

The best beach breaks are amongst the higher waves at the Scarborough end of the beach. The main breaks are associated with the groyne at Floreat.

General

This stretch of beach is the site of two Surf Life Saving Clubs, and a beach with excellent access and parking facilities, extensive foreshore reserves and numerous facilities for beach goers and visitors including beachfront restaurants. However it is also the site over 75% of all surf rescues in Western Australia, so only swim at patrolled beaches between the flags.

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Information

About

Wembley Downs, WA 6019

Includes beaches:
Scarborough, Floreat, Brighton

Length:
0.01km

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

Beach Key:
 wa0842

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Other facilities
  • Groyne

Shark Alert

For shark sightings call Water Police on 9442 8600

Access more information on www.sharksmart.com.au

Supported by

Government of Western Australia

Weather

Sunday 19, Feb 10:44 pm

Day 37°    Night 22°
25°C
Humid

Water Temperature  22°C


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Wind


Wind: East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable below 10 knots in the middle of the day then becoming south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon. Winds reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the late evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower.

Tide

5 am
0.54m
3 pm
0.90m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 4:30 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Monday 20, Feb

Day 24°    Night 18°
Partly cloudy

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Wind: Southerly 15 to 25 knots turning southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the early afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

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4 am
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4 pm
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Index: 13 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 4:30 pm


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Sun 19, Feb to Sun 26, Feb


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Wind: West to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots turning southerly during the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Seas: 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

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Sun 19th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 4:30 pm
Mon 20th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 4:30 pm
Tue 21st 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 4:30 pm
Wed 22nd 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 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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