Port Elliot - Beach in Port Elliot Alexandrina SA - SLS Beachsafe

Port Elliot SA

The Port Elliot beach (153) is 700 m long faces east at the jetty and swings round to face south against Commodore Point. Because of the protection afforded the bay waves average 0.5 m increasing slightly toward Freeman Knob. The low waves together with the medium to coarse sand, produce a high,... Read more

The Port Elliot beach (153) is 700 m long faces east at the jetty and swings round to face south against Commodore Point. Because of the protection afforded the bay waves average 0.5 m increasing slightly toward Freeman Knob. The low waves together with the medium to coarse sand, produce a high, steep beach, with no bar following low waves, and a narrow bar after high waves. These conditions cause the waves to surge strongly up the beach. Regular beach cusps are a feature of the shoreline.

Swimming

This is a relatively safe beach under normal wave conditions. High swell will however produce a very heavy shorebreak. The safest swimming is always at the western surf club end, where waves are always smallest.

Surfing

Usually only a low shorebreak in the bay.

Fishing

The jetty and boundary rocks are the more popular spots to fish. The absence of a bar also allows deep water just off the beach.

General

This is a very accessible, well serviced little bay and beach. It is relatively safe, protected from westerly winds and very popular in summer.

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Port Elliot SLSC

Information

About

Port Elliot, SA 5212

Length:
0.7km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
3/10 (Least hazardous)

Beach Key:
 sa0153

Nearby beaches

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Drinking water
  • Toilets
  • Camping
  • Caravan park
  • Other facilities
  • Jetty

Weather

Monday 29, May 11:14 pm

Day 17°    Night 7°
C
Possible shower

Water Temperature  17°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending northwesterly during the morning and increasing to 15 to 20 knots late morning. Winds during the afternoon becoming westerly 10 to 15 knots, reaching 15 to 20 knots south of Port Vincent to Brighton
Swell: South to southwesterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres south of Port Vincent to Brighton around midday.
Weather: Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Tide

1 am
0.75m
5 am
0.29m
2 pm
1.45m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Tuesday 30, May

Day 15°    Night 8°
Early shower or two

Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 10 to 15 knots shifting southerly 15 to 20 knots in the early morning. Winds becoming southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Swell: South to southwesterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather: 60% chance of showers in the early morning. Mostly sunny afternoon.

Tide

6 am
0.31m
3 pm
1.36m
8 pm
0.84m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Weather

Mon 29, May to Mon 05, Jun


Swell


Wind


Wind: East to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Swell: West to southwesterly below 0.5 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Sunny.

Tide


UV

Mon 29th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Tue 30th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Wed 31st 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Thu 1st 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.

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