Ravine Des Casoars - Beach in Cape Borda Kangaroo Island SA - SLS Beachsafe

Ravine Des Casoars SA

The Ravine des Casoars is a 3 km long, 100 m deep, steep sided valley that reaches the coast wedged between two 120 m high, calcarenite-capped headlands (Fig. 5.27). A small, 120 m long beach (KI-145) separates the headlands, while a creek (with a small lagoon) flows down the northern... Read more

The Ravine des Casoars is a 3 km long, 100 m deep, steep sided valley that reaches the coast wedged between two 120 m high, calcarenite-capped headlands (Fig. 5.27). A small, 120 m long beach (KI-145) separates the headlands, while a creek (with a small lagoon) flows down the northern side of the valley. Beach and dune sand extends 600 m into the valley and dunes climb the southern side to an elevation of 100 m. The beach is accessible along a 3.5 km walking track that skirts both the sheltered valley and exposed headland. The base of the cliffs have been eroded, forming caves along the northern side. The beach is exposed to persistent high waves and one large rip usually flows out by the southern headland.

Swimming

Be very careful if entering the surf, as a rip flows right along the beach and around the rocks, even under low wave conditions.

Surfing

Can have a good break over the bar, but again watch the rip which can take you along the adjoining cliffed sections.

Fishing

Always a deep rip gutter along the beach, in addition to the creek which usually flows across the beach.

General

A very worthwhile walk out to the ravine just to see the coastal views and caves.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Cape Borda, SA 5223

Includes beaches:
Rocky River, Sandy Beach, Knapmans Creek, Breakneck River, West Bay, Scott Cove, Harveys Return, Cape Torrens (west), Cape Torrens (east)

Length:
0.12km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
9/10 (Extremely hazardous)

Beach Key:
 saKI145

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Weather

Saturday 20, Oct 9:31 pm

Day 17°    Night 7°
11.8°C
Clear

Water Temperature  15°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots during the morning becoming variable about 10 knots in the evening.
Swell: West to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

11 am
0.85m
7 pm
0.36m

UV

Index: 8 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:30 pm


Weather

Sunday 21, Oct

Day 20°    Night 6°
Sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: South to southeasterly below 10 knots becoming east to northeasterly before dawn.
Swell: West to southwesterly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Sunny.

Tide

2 am
0.67m
6 am
0.57m
12 pm
0.85m
7 pm
0.31m

UV

Index: 8 (Very High)

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


Weather

Sat 20, Oct to Sat 27, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots shifting southwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: West to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Sat 20th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:30 pm
Sun 21st 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Mon 22nd 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 4:30 pm
Tue 23rd 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:30 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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