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Weeroona Island

UNPATROLLED BEACH
Beach Number:
sa0552
State/Region:
SA Port Flinders
Post Code:
5495
Length:
1.6km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
1/10 (Least hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
telowie beach  (3.5km) port germein  (5.4km) port germein (north)  (6.1km) mount mambray  (14.6km) lowry point (east)  (15.7km)

Beach

Germein Bay is an open west facing 14 km wide bay that extends north of Port Pirie. Port Pirie is located on the banks of the Port Pirie River, a large tidal creek that drains into the southern end of the bay. Extensive mangrove woodlands dominate the southern Port Pirie shores, which extends north for 4 km to Weeroona Island. The western side of the Island and the central-northern section of the bay are free of mangroves and dominated by low energy beaches fronted by wide sand flats.Weeroona Island beach (552) wraps round the western half of the 1 km wide Island for 1.6 km, the eastern half being surrounded by mangroves. The Island, while detached from the mainland at high tide, is linked by the tidal flats at low tide, with a 300 m long causeway to the mainland. The beach borders the southern, western and northern shore and generally consists of a narrow high tide beach, backed by 20 shacks along the southern shore, and larger freehold holdings along the northern shore, all backed by grassy slopes rising to the 30 m high Island crest. The beaches are fronted by a narrow strip of sand then vegetated tidal flats which extends for hundreds of meters north and south, except on the western side where they are truncated by the tidal channel.

Swimming

Because of the wide, shallow sand flats you can only swim toward high tide.

Surfing

None.

Fishing

Its long walk but the end of the Port Germein jetty is still the best location.

General

Four accessible, very low energy beaches with facilities at Port Germein.

Location

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    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 12:04:56

       

      PATROL INFORMATION

      There is no beach service this week.

      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, 24 May 10:30 am

          PORT PIRIE AERO (9 km)


          Mostly sunny.
          18.10 °C
          N/11 km/h
          Wind

          Weather information
          TueWedThuFriSatSun
          21° 20° 11° 18° 10° 17° 17° 10° 19°

          WATER

          17

          Issued at Mon, 23 May 13:32

          SWELL FORECAST

          Tuesday
          Wednesday
          Thursday
          Friday
          • AM
          • PM
          • AM
          • PM
          • AM
          • PM
          • AM
          • PM
          • E
            14 km/h
            0.3m
          • S
            21 km/h
            0.6m
          • SSE
            26 km/h
            0.5m
          • NNW
            25 km/h
            0.6m
          • W
            13 km/h
            0.4m
          • SSE
            12 km/h
            0.4m
          • NNW
            18 km/h
            0.5m
          • W
            31 km/h
            1.4m

          Port Flinders issued at Mon, 23 May 23:09

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          Today's Swell Description
          Wind:
          Northerly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the morning then to 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon. Winds reaching 20 to 25 knots near the Yorke Peninsula coast in the late evening.
          Swell:
          South to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres in the south.
          Seas:
          Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
          Weather:
          Mostly sunny.

          UV INDEX

          3



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          TODAY'S TIDE

          • low
            03:17
            0.51m
          • high
            09:00
            2.30m
          • low
            14:14
            1.02m
          • high
            20:29
            3.31m

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          Port Pirie issued at Tue, 24 May 21:49

          WARNINGS

          TODAY'S RADAR

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