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American Beach (4)

UNPATROLLED BEACH
Beach Number:
saKI042
Includes Beaches:
american beach (2) american beach (3) american beach (5) congony beach kangaroo head christmas cove hog bay beach ki-48 alex lookout (south)
State/Region:
SA American Beach
Post Code:
5222
Length:
0.8km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
4/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
american beach (3)  (0.5km) american beach (5)  (0.8km) american beach (2)  (0.8km) american beach (1)  (1.2km) brown beach (north)  (1.6km)

Beach

East of High Dune Point, the coast faces northwest and is dominated by bluffs for 2 km, along the base of which are two 800 m long high tide sand beaches. The first (KI-41) forms the northern boundary of the settlement and is the site of a boat ramp, located at the end of the main settlement road. Three metre high, eroding calcarenite bluffs back the narrow high tide beach, which is fronted by a narrow sand bar. Deep Creek drains across the eastern end of the beach. East of the creek the bluffs continue for another kilometre, along the base of which is an 800 m long, more discontinuous narrow high tide beach (KI-42).

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

    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 12:05:02

       

      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

          Thu, 01 Sep 02:30 pm

          CAPE WILLOUGHBY (15 km)


          Early fog. Possible shower.
          13.80 °C
          ESE/7 km/h
          Wind

          Weather information
          ThuFriSatSunMonTue
          15° 15° 15° 15° 15° 17° 10°

          WATER

          14

          Issued at Wed, 31 Aug 13:33

          SWELL FORECAST

          Thursday
          Friday
          Saturday
          Sunday
          • AM
          • PM
          • AM
          • PM
          • AM
          • PM
          • AM
          • PM
          • S
            7 km/h
            0.2m
          • ESE
            13 km/h
            0.2m
          • SE
            17 km/h
            0.4m
          • S
            13 km/h
            0.3m
          • W
            19 km/h
            0.4m
          • WSW
            27 km/h
            0.6m
          • W
            18 km/h
            0.4m
          • WNW
            14 km/h
            0.5m

          American Beach issued at Wed, 31 Aug 23:11

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          Today's Swell Description
          Wind:
          Variable below 10 knots becoming southeasterly in the afternoon and increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
          Swell:
          West to southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to around 1 metre later in the evening.
          Seas:
          Below 1 metre.
          Weather:
          Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers in the morning and afternoon.

          UV INDEX

          TODAY'S TIDE

          • high
            04:09
            0.89m
          • low
            09:07
            0.52m
          • high
            15:27
            1.27m
          • low
            22:02
            0.31m

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          Penneshaw issued at Thu, 01 Sep 15:34

          WARNINGS

          TODAY'S RADAR

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