The 32 Mile Crossing begins about 1 km south of where the old highway rejoins the new highway. It crosses a causeway over the salt lake bed, then runs for 2 km through the dunes to reach the beach. The 6 km of beach (148I) between 32 Mile and 42 Mile Crossing... Read more
The 32 Mile Crossing begins about 1 km south of where the old highway rejoins the new highway. It crosses a causeway over the salt lake bed, then runs for 2 km through the dunes to reach the beach. The 6 km of beach (148I) between 32 Mile and 42 Mile Crossing is similar to that to the south, with the coarse shell continuing to dominate the beach face, fronted by a high wave 400 to 500 m wide surf zone.
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
Fri, 28 Oct 05:10
Marine Wind Warning Summary for South Australia
Wind: Variable about 10 knots becoming east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening then tending east to northeasterly in the late evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2.5 to 3 metres during the morning.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 4:30 pm
Wind: East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning and early afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather: Mostly sunny morning. 30% chance of a shower in the evening.
Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 4:40 pm
Wind: Northerly 20 to 30 knots turning westerly during the morning.
Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 5 metres during the morning.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres.
Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm, with possible small hail in the afternoon and evening.
|Fri 28th||9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 4:40 pm|
|Sat 29th||10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 4:40 pm|
|Sun 30th||10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 4:40 pm|
|Mon 31st||9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 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.