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32-42 Mile Crossing

UNPATROLLED BEACH
Beach Number:
sa0148I
Includes Beaches:
the coorong kings camp lacapede bay wyomi kingston se long beach (south) the granites long beach (north) 28-32 mile crossing 42 mile-tea tree crossing tea tree-murray mouth
State/Region:
SA Coorong
Post Code:
5264
Length:
6km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
7/10 (Highly hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
42 mile-tea tree crossing  (5km) 28-32 mile crossing  (5.8km) long beach (north)  (16.8km) the granites  (25.4km) the coorong  (25.6km)

Beach

The 32 Mile Crossing begins about 1 km south of where the old highway rejoins the new highway. It crosses a causeway over the salt lake bed, then runs for 2 km through the dunes to reach the beach. The 6 km of beach (148I) between 32 Mile and 42 Mile Crossing is similar to that to the south, with the coarse shell continuing to dominate the beach face, fronted by a high wave 400 to 500 m wide surf zone.

Swimming

Swimming conditions range from relatively safe along the Lacapede Bay beaches, to moderately safe up to The Granites, and then increasingly hazardous as the higher energy beaches north of The Granites are encountered. The biggest problems are large scale rips in the inner surf zone spaced approximately every 500 m, strong set-up and set-down which produced strong seaward flowing currents, and the big surf. Always be very careful if entering the surf anywhere north of Blackford Drain.

Surfing

There is 160 km of beach breaks along The Coorong, it’s just a matter of driving along until you see a break that suits you. The better waves break on the outer bar which can mean a 400 to 500 m paddle. So its best to be fit and surf with friends.

Fishing

The Coorong is a very popular beach for fishing, with the majority of the 4WD vehicles belonging to fishers. During summer and weekends they set up many camps along the beach.

General

Australia’s longest beach, which grades from no waves to one of the world’s highest energy beaches. It is a spectacular beach backed by extensive dune north of The Granites, very accessible by 4WD, and with many kilometres of beach camping. However outside of Kings Camp and Kingston SE there are no facilities, apart from the camp sites.

Location

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      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.

      Last updated: 07/11/2009 19:49:22

       

      PATROL INFORMATION

      There is no beach service this week.

      Hazards

      Service Providers

        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.

        WEATHER

        Tue, 24 May 10:30 am

        KEITH AWS (37 km)


        Shower or two.
        15.50 °C
        NNW/13 km/h
        Wind

        Weather information
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        17° 11° 17° 11° 16° 10° 16° 10° 18° 17° 11°

        WATER

        16

        Issued at Mon, 23 May 13:32

        SWELL FORECAST

        Wednesday
        Thursday
        Friday
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • S
          32 km/h
          1.9m
        • NW
          24 km/h
          2.1m
        • SSW
          15 km/h
          2m
        • SW
          17 km/h
          2.7m
        • WNW
          15 km/h
          2.9m
        • W
          34 km/h
          3.8m
        • S
          18 km/h
        • S
          15 km/h

        Coorong issued at Mon, 23 May 23:09

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        Today's Swell Description
        Wind:
        Northerly 15 to 25 knots becoming north to northwesterly 25 to 30 knots in the morning then becoming southwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the afternoon. Winds easing to about 10 knots in the evening.
        Swell:
        West to southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres south of Port MacDonnell around midday.
        Seas:
        1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres during the afternoon, then decreasing below 1 metre in the evening.
        Weather:
        Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

        UV INDEX

        2



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        TODAY'S TIDE

        • high
          01:13
          0.98m
        • low
          06:45
          0.43m
        • high
          14:27
          1.49m
        • low
          20:33
          0.82m

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        Cape Jaffa issued at Wed, 25 May 07:30

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        TODAY'S RADAR

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