For the first time ever, Australian beach goers have access to the best surf and fishing locations, hazardous swimming beaches, beach patrol times and turn-by-turn directions to the beach in one ideal location. From 4 December a new partnership between Surf Life Saving Australia and Australian mapping company Whereis means all this information will be available on a map at www.whereis.com.
Data collected by SLSA covering more than 300 of Australia’s most popular swimming, surfing and fishing spots will be available on whereis.com, with beach goers even able to send the beach information to compatible GPS units or mobile phones by selecting ‘send to GPS’ or ‘send to phone’ on whereis.com. Maps and directions can be sent to the device making it easier than ever to find and take local beach information on the go.
“Whether you’re interested in a safe beach for the family, the best fishing spots or surfing breaks, you can now make an informed choice about which beach best suits your needs and then request turn-by-turn directions to get you there,” said Surf Life Saving Australia Group General Manager, Michael Hornby.
The site also displays photos of some popular beaches and can be viewed simply by clicking the “beaches” button on the whereis.com site to have local beach conditions displayed on the map.
309 of Australia’s most popular beaches now appear within the whereis.com website including beaches at Bondi, St Kilda, Mooloolaba, Maroochydore, Bronte, Coogee, Manly, Tamarama, Clovelly, Freshwater, Cottesloe and Noosa.