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: Northerly 25 to 30 knots, tending northwesterly and increasing to 25 to 35 knots during the afternoon. Winds turning westerly in the late afternoon.
Swell: Westerly 2 to 3 metres inshore, increasing to 3 to 5 metres offshore by early evening.
Seas: 2.5 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres mid afternoon.
Weather: Cloudy. Near 100% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.
Sun protection not recommended
Wind: West to northwesterly 30 to 40 knots.
Swell: Westerly 5 metres, increasing to 5 to 7 metres during the morning.
Seas: 3 to 5 metres.
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning.
Sun protection not recommended
Wind: West to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots easing to about 10 knots during the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 5 to 7 metres, decreasing to 4 to 5 metres during the evening.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.
|Mon 23rd||2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended|
|Tue 24th||2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended|
|Wed 25th||2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended|
|Thu 26th||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.