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Alkimos-Pipidinny-Yanchep (S)

UNPATROLLED BEACH
Beach Number:
wa0893
State/Region:
WA Eglinton
Post Code:
6034
Length:
8.3km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
4/10 (Highly hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
yanchep lagoon (s)  (2.7km) yanchep lagoon  (3km) yanchep beach  (3.3km) pamela shoal  (3.5km) capricorn  (4.1km)

Beach

Beach WA 893 commences on the northern side of the sandy foreland, initially curving to the north for 1.5km to the lee of the prominent Alkimos wreck, then continues north-north-west 6.5km past Pipidinny Beach and the southern side of Yanchep to the beginning of the Yanchep beachrock. The beach total 8.3km in length, with vehicle access at Pipidinny, as well as 4WD tracks backing most of the beach. For most of its length it is backed by a 10-20m high foredune with a few blowouts, then vegetated undeveloped (in 2001) transgressive dunes extending 2-3km inland. The northern 1.5km is backed by the expanding settlement of Yanchep. The southern section is being developed for housing with beach access now open at Alkimos. Pleistocene calcarenite reef continue to parallel the shore lowering waves to less than 1 m, which maintain a relatively steep reflective beach face. The beach is sandy apart from a section of partly exposed beachrock along Pipidinny Beach. During moderate to high swell there are reef breaks located about 1km offshore at Alkimos, including an inner and outer break.

Swimming

Quinns Rocks-Wanneroo beaches have a relatively low hazard rating with usually low waves and few rips. However the beach can be steep, with deep water just off the beach, so care is required with young children and non-swimmers.

Surfing

Waves are usually too low and the surf zone too narrow to produce rideable waves.

Location

Information Symbols

  • Other facilities Other facilities

Regulation Symbols

  • Camping Prohibited Camping Prohibited
  • No Littering No Littering
  • No Vehicles No Vehicles

Shark Alert Number

For shark sightings call Water Police on 9442 8600

Supported by

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

  • Strong Currents Strong Currents
  • Drop off Drop off
  • Submerged Objects Submerged Objects

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

    Tue, 09 Feb 10:00 am

    GINGIN AIRPORT (15 km)


    Very hot and sunny.
    38.30 °C
    NNE/9 km/h
    Wind

    Weather information
    TueWedThuFriSatSun
    39° 24° 39° 23° 37° 21° 31° 22° 34° 20° 33° 18°

    WATER

    23

    Issued at Mon, 08 Feb 11:59

    SWELL FORECAST

    Tuesday
    Wednesday
    Thursday
    Friday
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • SE
      11 km/h
      1.4m
    • SSW
      19 km/h
      1.5m
    • SSE
      13 km/h
      1.3m
    • SSW
      21 km/h
      1.4m
    • S
      11 km/h
      1m
    • SSW
      22 km/h
      1.5m
    • SSE
      18 km/h
      1.3m
    • SSW
      36 km/h
      2.5m

    Eglinton issued at Mon, 08 Feb 20:46

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    Today's Swell Description
    Wind:
    Variable about 10 knots becoming south to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day.
    Swell:
    Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
    Seas:
    Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
    Weather:
    Sunny.

    UV INDEX

    13



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    TODAY'S TIDE

    • Low
      05:47
      0.46m
    • High
      22:05
      1.05m

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    Perth (Barrack Street Jetty) issued at Tue, 09 Feb 00:00

    WARNINGS

    TODAY'S RADAR

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