Dangerous Surf Warning

Surf Life Saving NSW is advising swimmers, surfers, rock fishermen and boat skippers to exercise caution as dangerous conditions are expected Friday through to Monday.

Dangerous surf conditions and South-West winds of up to 35 knots are expected from the Victorian Border to South West Rocks with conditions starting to ease on Sunday.

A southerly swell of three to four metres with a peak period of around 11 seconds will result in a higher level of risk for exposed/south-facing beaches and headlands, which is particularly hazardous for rock fishing.

Surf Life Saving NSW Lifesaving Manager, Dean Storey, says “We’d advise against people swimming at unpatrolled locations and to stay away from rock platforms and headlands until these conditions moderate.”

There are some metropolitan beaches which continue to be patrolled by council lifeguards throughout winter. Go to beachsafe.org.au for patrolled locations.

Public Safety Messages - During Dangerous Surf Conditions

  • Swim only at patrolled beaches between the red/yellow flags (No flags, No swim
  • Avoid rock-fishing on the open coastline
  • Inexperienced surfers should avoid surfing
  • Boaties should check their local forecast, seek advice from NSW Maritime and always wear a lifejacket
  • Visit Beachsafe for information on patrolled beaches/times
  • If witnessing an in-water emergency dial 000 – Police

Fri 14 Jun 2013