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Moana

Beach UNPATROLLED UNPATROLLED TODAY
Beach Number:
sa0221
State/Region:
SA Adelaide
Post Code:
5169
Length:
3.1km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
4/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
ochre point  (1.1km) robinson point  (1.3km) maslins beach  (2.3km) southport  (2.7km) port noarlunga  (3.3km)

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.

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

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 12:04:52

     

    PATROL INFORMATION

    There is no beach service this week.

    STATISTICS

    July 2015 - June 2016

    Rescues:
    3
    First Aids:
    26
    Preventative Actions:
    310

    The following organisations contribute to the above totals: Moana 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

    Sun, 29 May 08:30 am

    NOARLUNGA AWS (4 km)


    Partly cloudy.
    11.30 °C
    ENE/7 km/h
    Wind

    Weather information
    SunMonTueWedThuFri
    17° 17° 11° 17° 10° 17° 10° 17° 10° 16° 10°

    WATER

    17

    Issued at Sat, 28 May 13:36

    SWELL FORECAST

    Sunday
    Monday
    Tuesday
    Wednesday
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • NE
      12 km/h
      0.5m
    • SSE
      13 km/h
      0.5m
    • NNE
      17 km/h
      0.7m
    • NNE
      21 km/h
      0.8m
    • NE
      15 km/h
      0.7m
    • E
      12 km/h
      0.6m
    • NNE
      9 km/h
      0.4m
    • SSW
      8 km/h
      0.4m

    Adelaide issued at Sat, 28 May 21:07

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    Today's Swell Description
    Wind:
    North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
    Swell:
    South to southwesterly below 0.5 metres.
    Seas:
    Around 1 metre.
    Weather:
    Partly cloudy.

    UV INDEX

    2



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    TODAY'S TIDE

    • low
      02:27
      0.66m
    • high
      08:27
      1.59m
    • low
      13:47
      1.00m
    • high
      20:13
      1.94m

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    Port Noarlunga issued at Sun, 29 May 10:00

    WARNINGS

    TODAY'S RADAR

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