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Port Noarlunga

Beach UNPATROLLED UNPATROLLED TODAY
Beach Number:
sa0224
State/Region:
SA Port Noarlunga
Post Code:
5167
Length:
0km
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.

Location

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area Formal parking area
  • Drinking water Drinking water
  • Toilets Toilets
  • 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: 19/10/2015 14:09:51

     

    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 Noarlunga 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

      Wed, 24 Aug 11:30 am

      NOARLUNGA AWS (2 km)


      Partly cloudy.
      15.50 °C
      SE/15 km/h
      Wind

      Weather information
      WedThuFriSatSunMon
      15° 14° 14° 18° 17° 10° 16° 10°

      WATER

      13

      Issued at Tue, 23 Aug 13:35

      SWELL FORECAST

      Wednesday
      Thursday
      Friday
      Saturday
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • E
        9 km/h
        0.3m
      • S
        11 km/h
        0.4m
      • SSE
        9 km/h
        0.3m
      • SSW
        17 km/h
        0.8m
      • SW
        11 km/h
        0.4m
      • SW
        10 km/h
        0.3m
      • NE
        19 km/h
        0.6m
      • ENE
        27 km/h
        1.1m

      Port Noarlunga issued at Tue, 23 Aug 21:33

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      Today's Swell Description
      Wind:
      Variable about 10 knots.
      Swell:
      South to southwesterly below 0.5 metres.
      Seas:
      Below 1 metre.
      Weather:
      Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower in the late morning and afternoon.

      UV INDEX

      TODAY'S TIDE

      • low
        00:54
        0.55m
      • high
        07:16
        1.97m
      • low
        13:28
        0.73m
      • high
        19:09
        1.71m

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      Port Noarlunga issued at Wed, 24 Aug 12:26

      WARNINGS

      TODAY'S RADAR

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