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Cape Hardy (north 5)

UNPATROLLED BEACH
Beach Number:
sa0673
State/Region:
SA Port Neill
Post Code:
5604
Length:
0.4km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
4/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
carrow well (south 2)  (0.3km) cape hardy (north 4)  (0.4km) cape hardy (north 3)  (0.6km) carrow well (south 1)  (0.7km) cape hardy (north 2)  (1km)

Beach

Cape Hardy is a 20 m high dune capped granite headland, located 7 km south of Port Neill, and accessible via a gravel road that runs from the highway due east for 8 km to the cape. Either side of the cape are a series of low headland-bound white sandy beaches, all backed by low dunes and then farmland, with public access only via the Cape Hardy track and no development or facilities. All the beaches tend to faces east to southeast and usually receives low swell and wind waves less than 1 m high.Beach 673 is a 400 m long southeast facing sand beach bordered by low granite boulder headlands. A vehicle track winds through the backing farmland to a car park adjacent to the small creek that occasionally flows across the southern end of the beach. A continuous bar fronts the beach, with rips forming during higher waves.

Swimming

These are seven relatively safe beaches during normal low wave conditions, however watch the many rocks and reefs, and rips when waves exceed 1 m.

Surfing

Only a chance of a beach break on the more exposed beaches during higher swell.

Fishing

Mainly frequented by fishers who fish the rocks and occasional rip holes.

General

Accessible, though little used, natural beach.

Location

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area Formal parking area
  • 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 12:05:09

     

    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

      Wed, 04 May 06:30 am

      CLEVE AWS (33 km)


      Partly cloudy.
      11.30 °C
      NNW/13 km/h
      Wind

      Weather information
      WedThuFriSatSunMon
      20° 10° 25° 11° 19° 11° 24° 12° 17° 10° 18°

      WATER

      19

      Issued at Tue, 03 May 13:31

      SWELL FORECAST

      Wednesday
      Thursday
      Friday
      Saturday
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • NW
        15 km/h
        1.1m
      • NW
        23 km/h
        0.9m
      • NNW
        25 km/h
        0.8m
      • WNW
        22 km/h
        0.7m
      • SW
        11 km/h
        0.6m
      • E
        12 km/h
        0.6m
      • NNE
        20 km/h
        0.8m
      • N
        35 km/h
        1.1m

      Port Neill issued at Tue, 03 May 21:50

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      Today's Swell Description
      Wind:
      West to southwest 10 to 15 knots, reaching 15 to 20 knots south of Cowell to Wallaroo, turning northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning and increasing to 15 to 20 knots south of Port Neill to Port Victoria during the afternoon.
      Swell:
      South to southwesterly 1 to 2 metres reaching 2 to 4 metres south of Cowell to Wallaroo.
      Seas:
      0.5 to 1 metre reaching 1 to 1.5 metres in the south.
      Weather:
      Cloudy. 30% chance of a shower south of Cowell to Wallaroo in the morning and afternoon.

      UV INDEX

      4



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      TODAY'S TIDE

      • high
        00:54
        1.26m
      • low
        07:20
        0.55m
      • high
        13:52
        1.42m
      • low
        20:07
        0.64m

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      Cape Hardy issued at Wed, 04 May 08:07

      WARNINGS

      TODAY'S RADAR

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