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American Beach (1)

UNPATROLLED BEACH
Beach Number:
saKI039
Includes Beaches:
american river buicks point (north) buicks point (south 1) buicks point (south 2) strawbridge point island beach rocky point brown beach brown beach (north)
State/Region:
SA Baudin Beach
Post Code:
5222
Length:
1.1km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
3/10 (Least hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
american beach (2)  (0.4km) brown beach (north)  (0.5km) american beach (3)  (0.6km) brown beach  (0.7km) american beach (4)  (1.2km)

Beach

American Beach refers to both a beach and a small holiday settlement nestled on the bluffs 2 km south of the beach (Fig. 5.6). Surrounding the settlement are five low wave beaches. The beaches and settlement are serviced by the main Hog Bay Road, which runs 100 to 300 m inland.Beach KI-39 borders the western side of the settlement. It runs north for 1.1 km as a low energy, undulating sand beach, fronted by a bar which widens to the north, to 100 m wide sand flats in lee of a small vegetated islet off High Dune Point. A foredune backs the beach, with a few houses behind the northern half of the beach.

Swimming

These are five relatively low wave beaches which are better at high tide, owing to the shallow bars and sand flats exposed at low tide. Watch for rocks and rock flats on some of the beaches.

Surfing

None.

Fishing

Better off the bluffs at high tide.

General

American Beach is a small settlement with no facilities other than the boat ramp, and the surrounding beaches.

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 12:04:59

     

    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, 25 May 02:30 pm

        CAPE WILLOUGHBY (16 km)


        Rain at times.
        14.60 °C
        NNW/46 km/h
        Wind

        Weather information
        WedThuFriSatSunMon
        18° 13° 17° 10° 16° 10° 17° 10° 18° 10° 17° 12°

        WATER

        17

        Issued at Mon, 23 May 13:32

        SWELL FORECAST

        Wednesday
        Thursday
        Friday
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • WNW
          37 km/h
          1.6m
        • WSW
          18 km/h
          0.7m
        • SW
          17 km/h
          0.8m
        • WSW
          14 km/h
          0.9m
        • WNW
          21 km/h
          0.8m
        • WSW
          37 km/h
          1.2m
        • S
          25 km/h
        • SE
          10 km/h

        Baudin Beach issued at Mon, 23 May 23:09

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        Today's Swell Description
        Wind:
        Northerly 15 to 20 knots shifting south to southwesterly about 10 knots from the west in the afternoon.
        Swell:
        West to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres around midday.
        Seas:
        1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre by early evening.
        Weather:
        Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

        UV INDEX

        2



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        TODAY'S TIDE

        • high
          05:17
          0.95m
        • low
          10:16
          0.59m
        • high
          17:03
          1.55m

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        Penneshaw issued at Wed, 25 May 15:15

        WARNINGS

        TODAY'S RADAR

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