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Alexander Bay (3)

UNPATROLLED BEACH
Beach Number:
wa0097
State/Region:
WA Howick
Post Code:
6450
Length:
1.1km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
3/10 (Least hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
ben island (w 1)  (0.9km) ben island (w 2)  (2.3km) alexander bay (2)  (2.3km) ben island (w 2)  (3km) alexander bay (1)  (4.4km)

Beach

Beach WA 97 extends from the western side of the islet for 1.1 km, curving round in lee of the western granite headland to face east. Waves average about 1 m and break across a low gradient bar and beach face, decreasing into the western corner in lee of the point and Ben Island. The vehicle track reaches this lower energy end of the beach with access to the beach. Several informal campsites are located in the coastal heath behind the beach, which is used to launch small boats. Seagrass meadows lie just off the beach and seagrass debris also increases in presence towards the western end of the beach where it can from a low berm. It is backed by dense coastal scrub that covers the siltstone slopes, which rise to 50 m. To the west of Ben Island the coast trends due west for 12 km before curving round to the lee of Table Island. In between is 16 km of predominately sandy shoreline occupied by seven beaches (WA 98-104), each separated by relatively small granite headlands and rocks. The granite also outcrops offshore as numerous small islands, the largest being the Mart Islands located 12 km south of Table Island. These islands, as well as the large protrusion of Hammer Head, act to increasingly lower waves from east to west along the beaches. There is rough vehicle access to beach WA 98 and formed access to beaches WA 101 to 104.

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    For shark sightings call Water Police on 9442 8600

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    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

        Sat, 25 Jun 11:00 am

        ESPERANCE NTC A (49 km)


        Showers.
        13.70 °C
        -/0 km/h
        Wind

        Weather information
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        16° 16° 17° 18° 17° 16°

        WATER

        17

        Issued at Fri, 24 Jun 12:02

        SWELL FORECAST

        Saturday
        Sunday
        Monday
        Tuesday
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • NNW
          15 km/h
          1.9m
        • SW
          21 km/h
          2m
        • WSW
          11 km/h
          2.4m
        • WNW
          13 km/h
          3.4m
        • NNW
          17 km/h
          2.7m
        • NNW
          14 km/h
          2.1m
        • NNW
          15 km/h
          1.7m
        • NNW
          15 km/h
          1.5m

        Howick issued at Fri, 24 Jun 16:56

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        Today's Swell Description
        Wind:
        Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 30 knots west of Hopetoun early in the morning. Shifting south to southwesterly during the morning and early afternoon.
        Swell:
        Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres.
        Seas:
        1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres west of Esperance.
        Weather:
        Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm west of Esperance in the morning.

        UV INDEX

        2



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        TODAY'S TIDE

        • high
          01:34
          0.67m
        • low
          05:19
          0.63m
        • high
          13:10
          1.11m
        • low
          20:51
          0.54m

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        Esperance issued at Sat, 25 Jun 13:25

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        TODAY'S RADAR

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