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.
Because of the wide, shallow sand flats you can only swim toward high tide.
Its long walk but the end of the Port Germein jetty is still the best location.
Four accessible, very low energy beaches with facilities at Port Germein.Read less
Mon, 29 May 16:04
Road Weather Alert for Adelaide
Mon, 29 May 15:50
Marine Wind Warning Summary for South Australia
Wind: West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots reaching 15 to 20 knots south of Cowell to Wallaroo from late morning. Winds north of Cowell to Wallaroo temporarily easing to variable about 10 knots in the late afternoon.
Swell: South to southwesterly below 1 metre increasing to 1 to 2.5 metres south of Cowell to Wallaroo, decreasing to around 1 metre late evening.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres south of Cowell to Wallaroo during the morning.
Weather: Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.
Sun protection recommended from 12:20 pm to 12:30 pm
Wind: Westerly 10 to 15 knots shifting southeasterly 15 to 20 knots from the south during the morning.
Swell: South to southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers in the morning.
Sun protection not recommended
Wind: East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming east to northeasterly during the morning.
Swell: South to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres south of Cowell to Wallaroo.
Seas: Around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
|Mon 29th||2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended|
|Tue 30th||2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended|
|Wed 31st||3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 12:10 pm to 12:40 pm|
|Thu 1st||3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 12:20 pm to 12:30 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.