American Beach (4) - Beach in American Beach Kangaroo Island SA - SLS Beachsafe

American Beach (4) SA

East of High Dune Point, the coast faces northwest and is dominated by bluffs for 2 km, along the base of which are two 800 m long high tide sand beaches. The first (KI-41) forms the northern boundary of the settlement and is the site of a boat ramp, located... Read more

East of High Dune Point, the coast faces northwest and is dominated by bluffs for 2 km, along the base of which are two 800 m long high tide sand beaches. The first (KI-41) forms the northern boundary of the settlement and is the site of a boat ramp, located at the end of the main settlement road. Three metre high, eroding calcarenite bluffs back the narrow high tide beach, which is fronted by a narrow sand bar. Deep Creek drains across the eastern end of the beach. East of the creek the bluffs continue for another kilometre, along the base of which is an 800 m long, more discontinuous narrow high tide beach (KI-42).

Swimming

These are five relatively low wave beaches which are better at high tide, owing to the shallow bars and sand flats exposed at low tide. Watch for rocks and rock flats on some of the beaches.

Surfing

None.

Fishing

Better off the bluffs at high tide.

General

American Beach is a small settlement with no facilities other than the boat ramp, and the surrounding beaches.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

American Beach, SA 5222

Includes beaches:
American Beach (2), American Beach (3), American Beach (5), Congony Beach, Kangaroo Head, Christmas Cove, Hog Bay, Beach Ki-48, Alex Lookout (south)

Length:
0.8km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
4/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 saKI042

Nearby beaches

Weather

Sunday 22, Oct 6:10 am

Day 16°    Night 9°
13.2°C
Cloudy

Water Temperature  16°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots in the east during the morning.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres in the west.
Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres.
Weather: Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Tide

4 am
1.37m
11 am
0.29m
5 pm
0.97m
10 pm
0.38m

UV

Index: 7 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:10 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Monday 23, Oct

Day 20°    Night 10°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning west to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the day.
Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres in the west.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather: Cloudy. 30% chance of a light shower.

Tide

5 am
1.38m
5 pm
0.91m
12 pm
0.29m

UV

Index: 9 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm


Weather

Sun 22, Oct to Sun 29, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the afternoon then tending east to southeasterly during the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres in the far west.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

Tide


UV

Sun 22nd 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:20 pm
Mon 23rd 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Tue 24th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:00 pm
Wed 25th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:10 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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