Port Gibbon - Beach in Port Gibbon Franklin Harbour SA - SLS Beachsafe

Port Gibbon SA

On the south side of The Knob is a relatively straight 3 km long beach (622) that runs down toward a protruding bluff. The Port Gibbon road runs along the back of the beach with several beach, then bluff top car parks. The south facing beach receives periodic higher waves, which... Read more

On the south side of The Knob is a relatively straight 3 km long beach (622) that runs down toward a protruding bluff. The Port Gibbon road runs along the back of the beach with several beach, then bluff top car parks. The south facing beach receives periodic higher waves, which toward the Knob end can produce a series of small rips and an outer bar (Fig.4.112). Further down the beach, waves decrease and the bar is attached to the shore. On the south side of the bluff, the Port Gibbon beach (623) continues on for another 1.4 km to the port and small jetty. This beach is backed by 10 m high red bluffs composed of Pleistocene alluvium, with the small port settlement sitting on the bluffs overlooking the relatively sheltered beach, which is often covered with seagrass debris (Fig. 4.113).

Swimming

These are relatively safe beaches under normal low wave conditions. However be aware of the strong tidal currents off Point Germein and Observation Point, and, during higher waves, the rips along the eastern Port Gibbon beach.

Surfing

This is the first spot for occasional surf on the western gulf shore.

Fishing

The deeper waters of Port Franklin and off some of the beaches, together with the Port Gibbon jetty, provide a range of shore-based fishing locations.

General

This is the beginning of the more exposed gulf shore and beaches, and is also the first section normally seen by travellers reaching the coast at Cowell and taking the detour out to Port Gibbon.

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Information

About

Port Gibbon, SA 5602

Length:
1.4km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
2/10 (Least hazardous)

Beach Key:
 sa0623

Nearby beaches

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Toilets
  • Other facilities
  • Jetty

Weather

Monday 10, Dec 1:58 pm

Day 25°    Night 14°
19.2°C
Mostly sunny

Water Temperature  19°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, easing to 10 to 15 knots north of Cowell to Wallaroo in the morning, then tending southeast to southwesterly 15 to 20 in the afternoon, reaching 20 to 25 knots north of Cowell to Wallaroo late afternoon and early evening.
Swell: South to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres south of Cowell to Wallaroo.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

6 am
2.14m
6 pm
1.12m
2 pm
0.54m

UV

Index: 11 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm


Radar

256 km

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Weather

Tuesday 11, Dec

Day 34°    Night 14°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: East to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending southeast to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day then tending southeasterly in the late evening.
Swell: South to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres south of Cowell to Wallaroo.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Mostly sunny day. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening.

Tide

6 am
2.10m
7 pm
1.12m
2 pm
0.60m

UV

Index: 14 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:40 pm


Weather

Mon 10, Dec to Mon 17, Dec


Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable about 10 knots becoming northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning then tending southwesterly during the afternoon and increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the evening.
Swell: South to southwesterly around 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres south of Port Neill to Port Victoria 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 8:50 am to 5:30 pm
Tue 11th 14 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:40 pm
Wed 12th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm
Thu 13th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 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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