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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

        Wed, 31 Aug 11:00 pm

        ESPERANCE NTC A (49 km)


        Showers.
        15.40 °C
        -/0 km/h
        Wind

        Weather information
        ThuFriSatSunMonTue
        18° 10° 17° 17° 22° 26° 14° 21° 12°

        WATER

        15

        Issued at Wed, 31 Aug 12:03

        SWELL FORECAST

        Thursday
        Friday
        Saturday
        Sunday
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • SW
          14 km/h
          1.8m
        • SW
          22 km/h
          2.2m
        • W
          14 km/h
          1.5m
        • WSW
          21 km/h
          2m
        • WSW
          12 km/h
          2.1m
        • S
          8 km/h
          2m
        • NNE
          17 km/h
          2.9m
        • NE
          14 km/h
          3m

        Howick issued at Wed, 31 Aug 21:41

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        Today's Swell Description
        Wind:
        Southerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots west of Esperance during the morning. Turning southwesterly in the early afternoon.
        Swell:
        Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres.
        Seas:
        1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
        Weather:
        Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm east of Esperance in the early morning.

        UV INDEX

        TODAY'S TIDE

        • low
          04:24
          0.45m
        • high
          10:49
          1.05m
        • low
          17:33
          0.36m
        • high
          23:05
          0.75m

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        Esperance issued at Thu, 01 Sep 02:01

        WARNINGS

        TODAY'S RADAR

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