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Port Noralunga

Beach UNPATROLLED PATROLLED UNPATROLLED BEACH TODAY
Beach Number:
sa0224
State/Region:
SA
Post Code:
5167
General Beach Hazard Rating:
2/10 ( Least hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
Southport (0.6km) Christies Beach (0.9km) O'sullivan Beach (1.6km) Robinson Point (2km) O'sullivan Beach Harbour (2.3km)

Beach

Port Norlunga is an older settlement based around the port that used to operate off the beach. The port has long gone, and now it is a growing residential area that spreads into adjoining Christies Beach. Residential and commercial development backs the northern half of the beach, with the southern part a continuation of Southport Beach (Figs. 4.52 & 4.54). The Port Norlunga Beach (224), faces west and extends for another 1 km to the red and white bluffs of Witton Bluff. Two straight calcarenite reefs lie 150 to 200 m off the beach and parallel the northern 700 m of the beach. A jetty, that used to service the port, runs out to the back of the northern reef. The main commercial area backs the jetty and the Port Norlunga Surf Life Saving Club is located immediately south of the jetty, where is it backed by a large car park, and fronted by a sea wall. The reefs lower waves at the beach to less than 0.5 m, which produces a single, continuous attached bar, and no rips. Toward the southern end the beach protrudes seaward, forming a natural boundary with the more energetic Southport Beach.

Swimming

This is a relatively safe beach owing to the usually low waves and absence of rips. However you should stay inshore on the bar, as the reefs do pose a danger, owing to higher waves breaking over the reefs and currents flowing around and between the reefs.

Surfing

The reefs lower the surf to a small beach break; most surfers head for adjoining South Port or Christies.

Fishing

The jetty is extremely popular, providing good access to deeper water and the reefs. The reefs however are an aquatic reserve. There is also deeper water off Witton Bluff, which can be fished from the seawall that protects the eroding rocks.

General

A very popular spot with good access, parking and facilities, and a more protected, patrolled beach.

Parking

Type:
Formal parking area
Spaces:
100

Location

Information Symbols

  • Drinking water Drinking water
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Other facilities Other facilities
  • Parking Parking
  • Jetty Jetty

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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STATISTICS

July 2015 - June 2016

Rescues:
5
First Aids:
29
Preventative Actions:
291

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

Hazards

Service Providers

  • Port Noarlunga SLSC

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° SSE/7.00 km/h

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NOARLUNGA AWS (2 km) issued at Fri 4 Sep 12:30

WATER

13

Issued at Thu, September 3 13:32

SWELL FORECAST

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  • WSW
    0.1 m
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    0.1 m
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    0.1 m
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    0.1 m

issued at Fri, September 4 04:19

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UV INDEX

5

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TODAY'S TIDE

  • High
    03:31
    1.09m
  • Low
    07:45
    0.61m
  • High
    15:14
    0.87m
  • Low
    19:56
    0.29m
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Victor Harbor issued at Fri, September 4 00:00

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TODAY'S RADAR

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