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American Beach (5)

UNPATROLLED BEACH
Beach Number:
saKI043
Includes Beaches:
american beach (2) american beach (3) american beach (4) congony beach kangaroo head christmas cove hog bay beach ki-48 alex lookout (south)
State/Region:
SA Dudley West
Post Code:
5222
Length:
1.3km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
3/10 (Least hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
american beach (4)  (0.8km) american beach (3)  (1.3km) congony beach  (1.4km) american beach (2)  (1.6km) american beach (1)  (1.9km)

Beach

American Beach (KI-43) lies 2 km northeast of the settlement and consists of a straight, 1.3 km long sand beach, fronted by a narrow bar, then seagrass meadows. It is bordered by low calcarenite bluffs in the west, by 50 m high sandstone bluffs in the east, and is backed by a 10 m high foredune, a grassy car park and the main Hog Bay Road.

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

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 12:04:58

     

    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

        Sun, 28 Aug 09:30 pm

        CAPE WILLOUGHBY (15 km)


        Possible rain.
        15.20 °C
        ENE/30 km/h
        Wind

        Weather information
        SunMonTueWedThuFri
        17° 16° 16° 15° 14° 14°

        WATER

        13

        Issued at Sun, 28 Aug 13:32

        SWELL FORECAST

        Sunday
        Monday
        Tuesday
        Wednesday
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • NNE
          27 km/h
          1.1m
        • NNE
          30 km/h
          1.2m
        • NNE
          31 km/h
          1.4m
        • NE
          33 km/h
          1.6m
        • NNE
          26 km/h
          1.1m
        • WNW
          21 km/h
          0.8m
        • WNW
          20 km/h
          0.7m
        • W
          11 km/h
          0.5m

        Dudley West issued at Sat, 27 Aug 22:07

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        Today's Swell Description
        Wind:
        North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
        Swell:
        West to southwesterly below 1 metre.
        Seas:
        Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
        Weather:
        Partly cloudy. 30% chance of rain in the evening.

        UV INDEX

        TODAY'S TIDE

        • high
          10:28
          1.10m
        • low
          22:17
          0.44m

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        Penneshaw issued at Sun, 28 Aug 22:13

        WARNINGS

        TODAY'S RADAR

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