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

Wednesday 22, Feb 5:44 am

Day 25°    Night 19°
22.9°C
Windy. Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  20°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 20 to 30 knots turning northwesterly early morning ahead of a westerly change 20 to 30 knots during the morning. Winds easing to west to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots late afternoon and to 15 to 20 knots late evening.
Swell: West to southwesterly below 0.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then tending westerly 1 to 2 metres later in the evening.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre late evening.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.

Tide

10 am
0.34m

UV

Index: 11 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 5:20 pm


Radar

128 km

radar helper

Weather

Thursday 23, Feb

Day 22°    Night 14°
Cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the morning. Winds turning southerly in the evening.
Swell: West to southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres later in the evening.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

2 am
1.02m
10 am
0.24m
5 pm
0.73m
8 pm
0.65m

UV

Index: 11 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 5:20 pm


Weather

Wed 22, Feb to Wed 01, Mar


Swell


Wind


Wind: South to southeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
Swell: West to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Weather: Cloudy.

Tide


UV

Wed 22nd 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 5:30 pm
Thu 23rd 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 5:20 pm
Fri 24th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 5:20 pm
Sat 25th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 5:20 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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