Dangerous Surf Warning

Surf Life Saving NSW is advising swimmers, surfers, rock fishermen and boat skippers to exercise caution as dangerous conditions are expected Tuesday and Wednesday on the North Coast of NSW.

An easterly swell up to three metres with a peak period of around 10 seconds will result in a high level of risk on all beaches, river bars and rock ledges in the affected region. Strong south west winds of up to 45 knots will also affect the region.

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

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

Tue 2 Jul 2013