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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 (Moderately 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.

     

    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, 11 Feb 10:30 pm

        CAPE WILLOUGHBY (15 km)


        Clear.
        18.20 °C
        SSE/30 km/h
        Wind

        Weather information
        ThuFriSatSunMonTue
        22° 15° 21° 15° 23° 15° 21° 14° 22° 14° 21° 14°

        WATER

        21

        Issued at Thu, 11 Feb 14:35

        SWELL FORECAST

        Thursday
        Friday
        Saturday
        Sunday
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • SSE
          26 km/h
          0.5m
        • SSE
          27 km/h
          0.5m
        • SSE
          16 km/h
          0.3m
        • S
          9 km/h
          0.2m
        • SW
          8 km/h
          0.1m
        • SSW
          24 km/h
          0.5m
        • SW
          21 km/h
          0.4m
        • SSW
          22 km/h
          0.4m

        Dudley West issued at Wed, 10 Feb 18:45

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        Today's Swell Description
        Wind:
        Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning southerly early in the morning.
        Swell:
        Southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres in the west.
        Seas:
        Around 1 metre.
        Weather:
        Partly cloudy.

        UV INDEX

        11



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        TODAY'S TIDE

        • High
          03:13
          1.21m
        • Low
          10:37
          0.40m
        • High
          15:22
          0.87m
        • Low
          19:40
          0.34m

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        Victor Harbor issued at Thu, 11 Feb 00:00

        WARNINGS

        TODAY'S RADAR

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