Sheringa Beach - Beach in Sheringa Elliston SA - SLS Beachsafe

Sheringa Beach SA

Sheringa beach (1016) commences at the northern end of the bluffs and sweeps in a slightly curving manner for 3.9 km to the northern calcarenite bluffs, which extends 1 km west of the beach. The entire bay area seaward of the beach is dominated by reefs, which cause wave breaking... Read more

Sheringa beach (1016) commences at the northern end of the bluffs and sweeps in a slightly curving manner for 3.9 km to the northern calcarenite bluffs, which extends 1 km west of the beach. The entire bay area seaward of the beach is dominated by reefs, which cause wave breaking during high waves and lower waves at the shore to usually less than 1 m, to maintain a narrow, often barless, surf against the beach. A foredune backs the beach, then 1 to 2 km of active white sand dunes. The main access, car park and beach boat launching are all located at the very northern end of the beach, which is also backed by a high tide boulder beach.

Swimming

The main Sheringa Beach is a relatively safe location owing to the protection of the reefs. Rips do form during higher waves, and rocks and reefs line much of the seabed.

Surfing

Sheringa offers both low beach and outer reef breaks, both along the beach and off the southern headland.

Fishing

A popular area both for launching boats and to fish the inner reefs from the beach.

General

A relatively popular spot for sightseers, while the local surfers and fishers use the beach.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Sheringa, SA 5607

Length:
3.9km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
5/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 sa1016

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Boat ramp

Weather

Monday 10, Dec 7:23 pm

Day 25°    Night 13°
17.3°C
Mostly clear

Water Temperature  18°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots. Local afternoon sea breezes 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Seas: breezes 15 to 20 knots.
Weather: Cloud clearing.

Tide

2 am
1.39m
9 am
0.25m
2 pm
0.81m
7 pm
0.20m

UV

Index: 11 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 5:30 pm


Radar

256 km

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Weather

Tuesday 11, Dec

Day 30°    Night 14°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching 15 to 20 knots offshore until late morning, tending south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon then tending east to southeasterly in the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday.
Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm from late morning.

Tide

3 am
1.33m
9 am
0.28m
2 pm
0.80m
8 pm
0.23m

UV

Index: 13 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:40 pm


Weather

Mon 10, Dec to Mon 17, Dec


Swell


Wind


Wind: East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning then becoming southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the evening.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tide


UV

Mon 10th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:40 pm
Tue 11th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:40 pm
Wed 12th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 5:30 pm
Thu 13th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 5:30 pm

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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