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

Tuesday 17, Jul 7:43 pm

Day 16°    Night 8°
12.5°C
Wind easing. Mostly clear

Water Temperature  14°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots, becoming northwest 20 to 30 knots early morning, before shifting westerly in the middle of the day, then easing to 20 to 25 knots late afternoon, 15 to 20 knots early evening and tending northwest 10 to 15 knots late evening.
Swell: South to southwesterly around 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres later in the evening.
Weather: 80% chance of showers in the morning. The chance of a thunderstorm south of Port Vincent to Brighton in the late morning. Mostly sunny afternoon.

Tide

2 am
0.82m
6 am
0.41m
3 pm
1.31m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Wednesday 18, Jul

Day 17°    Night 8°
Mostly sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: South to southwesterly around 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

7 am
0.49m
3 pm
1.20m
8 pm
0.66m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Weather

Tue 17, Jul to Tue 24, Jul


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning west to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the morning.
Swell: South to southwesterly around 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Weather: Cloudy. 95% chance of showers, with possible small hail small in the evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon.

Tide


UV

Tue 17th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Wed 18th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Thu 19th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Fri 20th 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.

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