Weeroona Island - Beach in Weeroona Island Mount Remarkable SA - SLS Beachsafe

Weeroona Island SA

Germein Bay is an open west facing 14 km wide bay that extends north of Port Pirie. Port Pirie is located on the banks of the Port Pirie River, a large tidal creek that drains into the southern end of the bay. Extensive mangrove woodlands dominate the southern Port Pirie shores,... Read more

Germein Bay is an open west facing 14 km wide bay that extends north of Port Pirie. Port Pirie is located on the banks of the Port Pirie River, a large tidal creek that drains into the southern end of the bay. Extensive mangrove woodlands dominate the southern Port Pirie shores, which extends north for 4 km to Weeroona Island. The western side of the Island and the central-northern section of the bay are free of mangroves and dominated by low energy beaches fronted by wide sand flats.Weeroona Island beach (552) wraps round the western half of the 1 km wide Island for 1.6 km, the eastern half being surrounded by mangroves. The Island, while detached from the mainland at high tide, is linked by the tidal flats at low tide, with a 300 m long causeway to the mainland. The beach borders the southern, western and northern shore and generally consists of a narrow high tide beach, backed by 20 shacks along the southern shore, and larger freehold holdings along the northern shore, all backed by grassy slopes rising to the 30 m high Island crest. The beaches are fronted by a narrow strip of sand then vegetated tidal flats which extends for hundreds of meters north and south, except on the western side where they are truncated by the tidal channel.

Swimming

Because of the wide, shallow sand flats you can only swim toward high tide.

Surfing

None.

Fishing

Its long walk but the end of the Port Germein jetty is still the best location.

General

Four accessible, very low energy beaches with facilities at Port Germein.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Weeroona Island, SA 5495

Length:
1.6km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
1/10 (Least hazardous)

Beach Key:
 sa0552

Nearby beaches

Weather

Saturday 21, Oct 10:56 pm

Day 24°    Night 6°
10.5°C
Clear

Water Temperature  18°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning. Winds becoming southwest to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon, reaching 20 to 25 knots north of Cowell to Wallaroo from mid afternoon to late evening.
Swell: South to southwesterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres south of Cowell to Wallaroo.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

8 am
2.94m
2 am
0.77m
9 pm
2.61m
3 pm
0.44m

UV

Index: 8 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:10 pm


Radar

256 km

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Weather

Sunday 22, Oct

Day 23°    Night 6°
Cloud clearing

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots.
Swell: South to southwesterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres south of Cowell to Wallaroo.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

9 am
3.02m
3 am
0.73m
9 pm
2.54m
3 pm
0.44m

UV

Index: 9 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:20 pm


Weather

Sat 21, Oct to Sat 28, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable about 10 knots.
Swell: South to southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres south of Port Neill to Port Victoria.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Sat 21st 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:20 pm
Sun 22nd 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:20 pm
Mon 23rd 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 4:30 pm
Tue 24th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:10 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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