The 28 Mile Crossing is a 2 km long 4WD track that leaves the old highway and skirts most of the backing dunes to reach the beach at a point where coarse shell debris in the sand maintains a steep, narrow beach. The 12 km of beach between 28 Mile and 32... Read more
The 28 Mile Crossing is a 2 km long 4WD track that leaves the old highway and skirts most of the backing dunes to reach the beach at a point where coarse shell debris in the sand maintains a steep, narrow beach. The 12 km of beach between 28 Mile and 32 Mile Crossing (148H) is totally dominated by the coarse shell grit, as a result the beach is usually soft and steep and 4WD driving is difficult. The surf zone however is a 400 m wide low gradient three bar system, with rips spaced every few hundred meters in the inner surf zone. The Coorong National Park begins 3 km south of the 28 Mile Crossing and runs along the beach for 132 km to Murray Mouth.
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: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching 20 to 25 knots north of Port MacDonnell during the day.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 metres.
Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres.
Weather: Cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.
Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:20 pm
Wind: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres around midday. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy.
Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:20 pm
Wind: South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots.
Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3.5 metres, decreasing to 2.5 to 3 metres during the afternoon.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
|Sat 20th||13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:20 pm|
|Sun 21st||13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:20 pm|
|Mon 22nd||12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:20 pm|
|Tue 23rd||13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 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.