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32-42 Mile Crossing

UNPATROLLED BEACH
Beach Number:
sa0148i
State/Region:
SA - Tilley Swamp
Post Code:
5275
General Beach Hazard Rating:
7/10 (Highly hazardous)

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

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.

 

PATROL INFORMATION

No Service: Beach not patrolled out of season There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Education section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.

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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

Today 14° wind WSW/13 km/h

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KEITH (63 km) issued at Tue 16 Sep 09:00 (EST)

WATER

14

Issued at Tue, September 16 07:00

SWELL FORECAST

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  • SW
    1 m
  • SW
    1.1 m
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    0.8 m
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    1.1 m
  • SW
    1 m

Tilley Swamp issued at Mon, September 15 22:00 (EST)

UV INDEX

5

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TODAY'S TIDE

  • High
    4:33
    1.01m
  • Low
    8:54
    0.69m
  • High
    12:17
    0.83m
  • Low
    20:55
    0.33m
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Victor Harbor issued at Tue, September 16 00:00 (Local Time)

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