Kings Camp is a small fishing community located 1 km east of Cape Jaffa. A small jetty services the fishing fleet which lies at anchor off the beach. There is also a store and caravan park. A reserve and road backs the beach providing beach parking and access. The first 6 km... Read more
Kings Camp is a small fishing community located 1 km east of Cape Jaffa. A small jetty services the fishing fleet which lies at anchor off the beach. There is also a store and caravan park. A reserve and road backs the beach providing beach parking and access. The first 6 km of beach (148A) is low, narrow, faces north, and is usually covered in seagrass. Ocean waves are usually negligible, with only local wind waves washing against the shore. Breaking waves and currents are usually absent and only during large seas do low ocean waves reach the beach. The beach slowly curves round to face northwest at the northern end, and is backed by low spits and recurved spits, which grade seaward into beach-foredune ridges. At the northern end there are up to 40 Holocene ridges across a 1 km wide ridge plain, indicating the extent of shoreline progradation over the past 6 000 years.
Swimming conditions range from relatively safe along the Lacapede Bay beaches, to moderately safe up to The Granites, and then increasingly hazardous as the higher energy beaches north of The Granites are encountered. The biggest problems are large scale rips in the inner surf zone spaced approximately every 500 m, strong set-up and set-down which produced strong seaward flowing currents, and the big surf. Always be very careful if entering the surf anywhere north of Blackford Drain.
There is 160 km of beach breaks along The Coorong, it’s just a matter of driving along until you see a break that suits you. The better waves break on the outer bar which can mean a 400 to 500 m paddle. So its best to be fit and surf with friends.
The Coorong is a very popular beach for fishing, with the majority of the 4WD vehicles belonging to fishers. During summer and weekends they set up many camps along the beach.
Australia’s longest beach, which grades from no waves to one of the world’s highest energy beaches. It is a spectacular beach backed by extensive dune north of The Granites, very accessible by 4WD, and with many kilometres of beach camping. However outside of Kings Camp and Kingston SE there are no facilities, apart from the camp sites.Read less
Wind: West to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots, easing to 15 to 20 knots early morning, and to 10 to 15 knots late morning, tending west to northwesterly in the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres around midday. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres. 1st
Weather: Cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm north of Port MacDonnell in the early morning.
Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Wind: Northwest to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming northeast to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots during morning then tending northeast to southeasterly in the early evening then southeast to southwesterly late evening. Winds reaching 20 to 30 knots north of Beachport from late morning.
Swell: Southwesterly 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 2 to 3 metres around midday.
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm from the late morning. Possible small hail in the afternoon and evening.
Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 4:40 pm
Wind: Southerly 20 to 30 knots turning southwesterly 20 to 25 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres.
Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning. Possible small hail.
|Tue 20th||10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 4:50 pm|
|Wed 21st||9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 4:40 pm|
|Thu 22nd||9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:50 pm|
|Fri 23rd||10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:00 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.