The Murray Mouth produces a small but significant break in the long Coorong beach. On the north side of the mouth is an 11 km long beach and dune system backed by the Goolwa channel, and known as the Sir Richard Peninsula. The town of Goolwa is located at the western... Read more
The Murray Mouth produces a small but significant break in the long Coorong beach. On the north side of the mouth is an 11 km long beach and dune system backed by the Goolwa channel, and known as the Sir Richard Peninsula. The town of Goolwa is located at the western end of the channel. Goolwa beach (149A) begins at the mouth and runs for 11 km to Goolwa Beach then another 6 km as Surfers (149B) and Middleton beaches (149C), where it is backed by 10 m high bluffs. The beach finally terminating against the rocks of Middleton Point. But for Murray Mouth (which occasionally closes) the entire beach system from Cape Jaffa to Middleton is 194 km in length.
These are three of the most hazardous beaches in South Australia owing to the persistent high waves. However because of the very wide surf zone, it is moderately safe to swim in the inner surf zone on the bar. Do not however swim beyond the first line of breakers as strong currents occupy the trough between the bars.
Middleton is the more popular spots owing to the easier access across the wide surf one using the permanent rip which runs out past Middleton Point. There are numerous breaks both along and across this wide surf zone, with best conditions during moderate swell and northerly winds.
Most beach fishers head for Murray Mouth and the beach east of Goolwa. There is also rock fishing at Middleton Point.
Goolwa is the most popular surfing beach south of Adelaide and attracts large crowds in summer. However take care if swimming here as it is potentially hazardous.Read less
Fri, 26 May 05:10
Marine Wind Warning Summary for South Australia
Fri, 26 May 05:07
Road Weather Alert for Adelaide
Wind: Northeast to northwesterly below 10 knots, reaching 10 to 15 knots in the south till early afternoon. Winds becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots throughout late evening.
Swell: West to southwesterly below 0.5 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Mostly sunny.
Sun protection not recommended
Wind: Northerly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots early morning then tending northwesterly in the middle of the day then shifting west to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots in the evening.
Swell: South to southwesterly below 0.5 metres.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers in the afternoon and evening.
Sun protection not recommended
Wind: West to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots easing to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Swell: South to southwesterly below 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres south of Port Vincent to Brighton.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.
|Fri 26th||2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended|
|Sat 27th||2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended|
|Sun 28th||2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended|
|Mon 29th||2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended|
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.