American Beach refers to both a beach and a small holiday settlement nestled on the bluffs 2 km south of the beach (Fig. 5.6). Surrounding the settlement are five low wave beaches. The beaches and settlement are serviced by the main Hog Bay Road, which runs 100 to 300 m... Read more
American Beach refers to both a beach and a small holiday settlement nestled on the bluffs 2 km south of the beach (Fig. 5.6). Surrounding the settlement are five low wave beaches. The beaches and settlement are serviced by the main Hog Bay Road, which runs 100 to 300 m inland.Beach KI-39 borders the western side of the settlement. It runs north for 1.1 km as a low energy, undulating sand beach, fronted by a bar which widens to the north, to 100 m wide sand flats in lee of a small vegetated islet off High Dune Point. A foredune backs the beach, with a few houses behind the northern half of the beach.
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.
Better off the bluffs at high tide.
American Beach is a small settlement with no facilities other than the boat ramp, and the surrounding beaches.Read less
Fri, 26 May 05:10
Marine Wind Warning Summary for South Australia
Fri, 26 May 05:07
Road Weather Alert for Adelaide
Wind: West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots, tending northerly during the afternoon.
Swell: Westerly 1.5 to 2 metres, tending southwesterly 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower in the far east, near zero chance elsewhere.
Sun protection not recommended
Wind: Northerly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots in the morning.
Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday, then tending west to southwesterly 2 to 3 metres by early evening. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers in the west, 50% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the far west at night.
Sun protection not recommended
Wind: North to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots turning west to southwesterly during the day. Squalls to 40 knots possible with showers or thunderstorms.
Swell: West to southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres in the west. 2nd
Seas: 2 to 3 metres. 1st
Weather: Cloudy. 95% chance of showers, with possible hail. The chance of a thunderstorm.
|Fri 26th||2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended|
|Sat 27th||2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended|
|Sun 28th||2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended|
|Mon 29th||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.