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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

        Sun, 24 Jul 01:30 am

        KEITH AWS (39 km)


        Showers.
        4.00 °C
        NNE/9 km/h
        Wind

        Weather information
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        WATER

        14

        Issued at Sat, 23 Jul 13:30

        SWELL FORECAST

        Sunday
        Monday
        Tuesday
        Wednesday
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • NW
          33 km/h
          3.9m
        • W
          52 km/h
          5.2m
        • W
          39 km/h
          5.2m
        • W
          52 km/h
          5.5m
        • W
          38 km/h
          5.5m
        • W
          46 km/h
          5.3m
        • WSW
          33 km/h
          5m
        • W
          21 km/h
          3.6m

        Coorong issued at Sat, 23 Jul 23:26

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        Today's Swell Description
        Wind:
        Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending north to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots early in the morning then shifting westerly 25 to 30 knots in the afternoon and increasing to 25 to 35 knots in the late afternoon and evening.
        Swell:
        Southwesterly 4 to 6 metres.
        Seas:
        Around 1 metre, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning, then increasing to 3 to 4 metres during the afternoon.
        Weather:
        Cloudy. Near 100% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Possible hail.

        UV INDEX

        3



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        TODAY'S TIDE

        • high
          02:17
          0.96m
        • low
          07:31
          0.46m
        • high
          15:02
          1.30m
        • low
          20:48
          0.66m

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        Cape Jaffa issued at Sun, 24 Jul 02:54

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        TODAY'S RADAR

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