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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, 01 May 06:30 pm

        CAPE WILLOUGHBY (15 km)


        Partly cloudy.
        13.90 °C
        W/13 km/h
        Wind

        Weather information
        SunMonTueWedThuFri
        17° 10° 19° 11° 19° 12° 19° 11° 21° 13° 18° 12°

        WATER

        19

        Issued at Sun, 01 May 13:33

        SWELL FORECAST

        Sunday
        Monday
        Tuesday
        Wednesday
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • WSW
          33 km/h
          0.9m
        • WSW
          18 km/h
          0.5m
        • NW
          31 km/h
          1.3m
        • NW
          42 km/h
          1.8m
        • WNW
          32 km/h
          1.4m
        • W
          25 km/h
          0.7m
        • W
          16 km/h
          0.4m
        • NW
          19 km/h
          0.7m

        Dudley West issued at Sat, 30 Apr 19:26

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        Today's Swell Description
        Wind:
        Northerly 20 to 30 knots turning westerly during the morning. Winds reaching up to 35 knots during the morning and early afternoon.
        Swell:
        Westerly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres in the far west.
        Seas:
        1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres during the morning.
        Weather:
        Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon with possible squalls to 45 knots.

        UV INDEX

        4



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        TODAY'S TIDE

        • low
          03:51
          0.59m
        • high
          20:22
          1.12m

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        Penneshaw issued at Sun, 01 May 19:55

        WARNINGS

        TODAY'S RADAR

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