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Moana

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Beach Number:
sa0221
Includes Beaches:
Moana
State/Region:
SA - Moana
Post Code:
5169
General Beach Hazard Rating:
4/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach

Moana Beach (221) is a 2 km long west facing beach, backed the town of Moana, and fringed in the north and south by the steep bluffs of Robinson and Ochre points (Fig. 4.51). The Moana Surf Life Saving Club, is located at the main access to the beach. It is surrounded by large car parks, shops and facilities, a caravan park and Pedlar Creek, which combined with vehicle access to the beach make this a popular beach for people and cars.

The beach is relatively wide and flat, with an attached shallow bar, then a trough separating it from a shallow outer bar, the shape of which depends on wave conditions, and at time has deep rip channels. Moana receive low swell and westerly wind waves, with waves averaging 0.5 to 1 m.

Swimming

Moana is a moderately safe beach under normal conditions. However care should be taken if swimming in the trough or on the outer bar, as rip currents may be present. All currents and rips intensify when waves exceed 1 m. Robinson Point is unsuitable for swimming owing to the rock flats, through there are some tidal pools at low tide.

Surfing

There are usually low breaks over the inner and outer bars, with higher swell producing a better break.

Fishing

There are occasional rip holes, particularly following larger swell, and rock fishing off Ochre and Robinson Points.

General

A popular and accessible beach, which receives some swell and usually has a low surf.

Parking

Type:
Formal parking area
Spaces:
150

Location

Information Symbols

  • Drinking water Drinking water
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Camping
    Camping
  • Caravan park Caravan park
  • Other facilities
    Other facilities
  • Parking Parking

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

There is no beach service this week.

STATISTICS

July 2014 - June 2015

Rescues:
0
First Aids:
0
Preventative Actions:
0

The following organisations contribute to the above totals:

Hazards

Service Providers

  • Moana SLSC

    VISIT SITE

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 13° wind N/17 km/h

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NOARLUNGA AWS (6 km) issued at Wed 23 Jul 13:00 (EST)

WATER

14

Issued at Wed, July 23 13:00

SWELL FORECAST

Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • WSW
    0.1 m
  • WSW
    0.1 m
  • WSW
    0.1 m
  • SW
    0.1 m
  • WSW
    0.1 m

Moana issued at Tue, July 22 22:00 (EST)

UV INDEX

2

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TODAY'S TIDE

  • Low
    0:03
    0.52m
  • High
    10:44
    1.12m
  • Low
    20:01
    0.63m
  • High
    21:52
    0.65m
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Victor Harbor issued at Wed, July 23 00:00 (Local Time)

WARNINGS

TODAY'S RADAR

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