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Port Elliot

Beach UNPATROLLED UNPATROLLED TODAY
Beach Number:
sa0153
State/Region:
SA Port Elliot
Post Code:
5212
Length:
0.7km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
3/10 (Least hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
ladies beach  (0.3km) crockery bay  (0.4km) rocky bay  (0.4km) green bay  (0.5km) boomer  (0.8km)

Beach

The Port Elliot beach (153) is 700 m long faces east at the jetty and swings round to face south against Commodore Point. Because of the protection afforded the bay waves average 0.5 m increasing slightly toward Freeman Knob. The low waves together with the medium to coarse sand, produce a high, steep beach, with no bar following low waves, and a narrow bar after high waves. These conditions cause the waves to surge strongly up the beach. Regular beach cusps are a feature of the shoreline.

Swimming

This is a relatively safe beach under normal wave conditions. High swell will however produce a very heavy shorebreak. The safest swimming is always at the western surf club end, where waves are always smallest.

Surfing

Usually only a low shorebreak in the bay.

Fishing

The jetty and boundary rocks are the more popular spots to fish. The absence of a bar also allows deep water just off the beach.

General

This is a very accessible, well serviced little bay and beach. It is relatively safe, protected from westerly winds and very popular in summer.

Location

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area Formal parking area
  • Drinking water Drinking water
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Camping Camping
  • Caravan park Caravan park
  • Other facilities Other facilities
  • Jetty Jetty

Regulation Symbols

    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: 28/08/2013 12:05:04

     

    PATROL INFORMATION

    There is no beach service this week.

    STATISTICS

    July 2016 - June 2017

    Rescues:
    0
    First Aids:
    0
    Preventative Actions:
    0

    The following organisations contribute to the above totals: Port Elliot SLSC

    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, 30 Aug 09:00 am

      VICTOR HARBOR W (5 km)


      Shower or two.
      13.40 °C
      NE/4 km/h
      Wind

      Weather information
      TueWedThuFriSatSun
      19° 10° 17° 16° 15° 16° 17°

      WATER

      14

      Issued at Tue, 30 Aug 13:33

      SWELL FORECAST

      Tuesday
      Wednesday
      Thursday
      Friday
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • NE
        17 km/h
        1.3m
      • WNW
        19 km/h
        1.5m
      • WNW
        22 km/h
        1.6m
      • W
        13 km/h
        1.9m
      • WSW
        4 km/h
        2.2m
      • SSE
        11 km/h
        2.2m
      • SE
        18 km/h
        2.1m
      • S
        18 km/h
        1.8m

      Port Elliot issued at Mon, 29 Aug 18:39

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      Today's Swell Description
      Wind:
      North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots easing to 10 to 15 knots early morning then turning west to northwesterly in the evening.
      Swell:
      Southeast to southwesterly below 0.5 metres.
      Seas:
      1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
      Weather:
      Cloudy. 80% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm from the late morning.

      UV INDEX

      TODAY'S TIDE

      • low
        02:32
        0.57m
      • high
        12:01
        1.13m
      • low
        19:50
        0.52m
      • high
        23:48
        0.70m

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      Victor Harbor issued at Tue, 30 Aug 23:06

      WARNINGS

      TODAY'S RADAR

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