Petrel Cove - Beach in Yilki Marion SA - SLS Beachsafe

Petrel Cove SA

In the first 2.5 km are three small beaches between Rosetta and King heads. The first is Petrel Cove (164) a 200 m long south facing beach, which is bordered and backed by the 20 high steep bluffs of Rosetta Head. The steeply dipping metasedimentary rocks also form prominent jagged rock platforms... Read more

In the first 2.5 km are three small beaches between Rosetta and King heads. The first is Petrel Cove (164) a 200 m long south facing beach, which is bordered and backed by the 20 high steep bluffs of Rosetta Head. The steeply dipping metasedimentary rocks also form prominent jagged rock platforms to either side and along the eastern half of the beach. There is just a 50 m pocket of open sand and a bar, which is also the location of a permanent rip.

Swimming

Kings Beach is the only relatively safe beach, as Petrel Cove and Ralgnal are dominated by rocks and rips.

Surfing

Chance of a short beach break at Petrel Cove, however watch the rocks.

Fishing

This is a popular spot with permanent rip holes and good access from both the beaches and rocks.

General

Three rock-dominated sand beaches, all lying along the coastal walking track to Newland Head.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Yilki, SA 5211

Length:
0.2km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
7/10 (Highly hazardous)

Beach Key:
 sa0164

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area

Weather

Monday 22, Jan 11:06 pm

Day 23°    Night 16°
20°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  21°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southerly 15 to 20 knots, increasing to 20 to 25 knots during the afternoon, reaching 20 to 30 knots north of Port Vincent to Brighton from late afternoon till mid evening.
Swell: Southwesterly below 0.5 metres.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: The slight chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and early afternoon. Mostly sunny afternoon.

Tide

4 am
1.15m
10 am
0.43m
4 pm
0.77m
8 pm
0.42m

UV

Index: 13 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 5:30 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Tuesday 23, Jan

Day 23°    Night 15°
Cloud clearing

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southerly 15 to 20 knots increasing to 15 to 25 knots in the afternoon and evening.
Swell: West to southwesterly below 0.5 metres.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

4 am
1.06m
10 am
0.44m
5 pm
0.77m
9 pm
0.50m

UV

Index: 13 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 5:30 pm


Weather

Mon 22, Jan to Mon 29, Jan


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southerly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon and evening..
Swell: West to southwesterly below 0.5 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Sunny.

Tide


UV

Mon 22nd 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:20 pm
Tue 23rd 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 5:30 pm
Wed 24th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 5:30 pm
Thu 25th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 5:30 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.

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