By the northern end of The Granites beach section the shoreline begins to oscillate owing to large beach rhythms, up to 3 km in length. Along the Long Beach (N) beach section (148G) these rhythms dominate the shoreline. They are produced by the increasingly higher waves, and represent both points of... Read more
By the northern end of The Granites beach section the shoreline begins to oscillate owing to large beach rhythms, up to 3 km in length. Along the Long Beach (N) beach section (148G) these rhythms dominate the shoreline. They are produced by the increasingly higher waves, and represent both points of bar attachment on the protruding horns, and areas of large scale rip formation in the bays. The increasing wave height also widens the surf zone to over 400 m wide by 28 Mile Crossing.
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
Wed, 17 Oct 04:48
Road Weather Alert for Adelaide
Wed, 17 Oct 04:47
Downy Mildew Advice
Wind: Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching 15 to 20 knots north of Port MacDonnell during the day.
Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather: Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.
Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:20 pm
Wind: Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning westerly during the morning.
Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 2 metres later in the evening. 2nd
Seas: Around 1 metre. 1st
Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 4:20 pm
Wind: Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming northerly 15 to 20 knots from early morning then increasing to 20 to 30 knots from early afternoon before shifting west to southwesterly 25 to 30 knots later in the afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. 2nd
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy.
|Wed 17th||8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:10 pm|
|Thu 18th||8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 4:20 pm|
|Fri 19th||8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 4:00 pm|
|Sat 20th||7 (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.