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42 Mile-Tea Tree Crossing

UNPATROLLED BEACH
Beach Number:
sa0148J
Includes Beaches:
the coorong kings camp lacapede bay wyomi kingston se long beach (south) the granites long beach (north) 28-32 mile crossing 32-42 mile crossing tea tree-murray mouth
State/Region:
SA Coorong
Post Code:
5264
Length:
11km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
7/10 (Highly hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
32-42 mile crossing  (5km) 28-32 mile crossing  (10.6km) the coorong  (20.6km) long beach (north)  (21.7km) the granites  (30.2km)

Beach

The 42 Mile Crossing leaves the main highway and skirts the southern most of the usually full Coorong Lakes for 2 km. Before following a sandy track for another 2 km to the beach. The beach (148J) remains steep and coarse fronted by a wide energetic surf zone between the 42 Mile and Tea Tree Crossing, 11 km to the north.

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 19:50:01

       

      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

        Wed, 31 Aug 03:30 pm

        KEITH AWS (39 km)


        Partly cloudy.
        14.90 °C
        W/22 km/h
        Wind

        Weather information
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        16° 11° 15° 10° 15° 15° 16° 10° 17°

        WATER

        14

        Issued at Tue, 30 Aug 13:33

        SWELL FORECAST

        Wednesday
        Thursday
        Friday
        Saturday
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • WNW
          27 km/h
          2.1m
        • W
          19 km/h
          2.5m
        • WSW
          9 km/h
          2.3m
        • S
          15 km/h
          2.3m
        • SE
          14 km/h
          2m
        • SSW
          14 km/h
          1.9m
        • SSW
          17 km/h
          1.8m
        • WSW
          19 km/h
          1.7m

        Coorong issued at Tue, 30 Aug 22:13

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        Today's Swell Description
        Wind:
        Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning westerly during the morning, reaching 20 to 25 knots south of Port MacDonnell during the morning, easing to west to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
        Swell:
        Southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
        Seas:
        1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre in the evening.
        Weather:
        Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning.

        UV INDEX

        TODAY'S TIDE

        • low
          04:44
          0.42m
        • high
          12:28
          1.17m
        • low
          19:44
          0.59m

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        Cape Jaffa issued at Wed, 31 Aug 16:13

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        TODAY'S RADAR

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