Cape Jaffa - Beach in Cape Jaffa Kingston SA - SLS Beachsafe

Cape Jaffa SA

At Cape Jaffa the shore trend north for 1.8 km and consists of a continuous low energy beach (147) contained in two sweeping arcs, the central low sandy foreland being Cape Jaffa. The seagrass covered beach is backed by 300 to 500 m of densely vegetated foredune ridges. These ridges and those... Read more

At Cape Jaffa the shore trend north for 1.8 km and consists of a continuous low energy beach (147) contained in two sweeping arcs, the central low sandy foreland being Cape Jaffa. The seagrass covered beach is backed by 300 to 500 m of densely vegetated foredune ridges. These ridges and those toward the northern end of Wright Bay contains the Bernouilli Conservation Park. Kings Camp is located 1 km west of the northern point and there is a vehicle tracks from the camp to the point.

Swimming

These are five low wave and relatively safe beaches, with usually calm condition on the first four, and low surging waves on the Wright Bay beach.

Surfing

None.

Fishing

Generally too shallow of beach fishing, except in Wright Bay, most fishers head out in their boats to fish the reefs.

General

A quieter contrast to Robe offering little used, low energy beaches backed by a more stable foredune.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Safety section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.

Information

About

Cape Jaffa, SA 5275

Length:
1.8km

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

Beach Key:
 sa0147

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Weather

Sunday 21, Oct 10:35 am

Day 18°    Night 11°
15.2°C
Mostly sunny

Water Temperature  15°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning north to northeasterly in the evening.
Swell: West to southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

12 pm
1.03m
6 pm
0.53m

UV

Index: 8 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:20 pm


Radar

256 km

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Weather

Monday 22, Oct

Day 22°    Night 12°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots shifting westerly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day.
Swell: Southwesterly 3 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

12 am
0.92m
6 am
0.60m
12 pm
1.05m
6 pm
0.48m

UV

Index: 7 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:10 pm


Weather

Sun 21, Oct to Sun 28, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 15 to 25 knots turning southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: Southwest to westerly 3 to 4 metres.
Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Sun 21st 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:20 pm
Mon 22nd 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:10 pm
Tue 23rd 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:20 pm
Wed 24th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:20 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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