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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

Wednesday 22, Feb 5:53 am

Day 31°    Night 21°
24.3°C
Sunny

Water Temperature  21°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeast to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots shifting west to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning then becoming south to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots in the afternoon, easing to 15 to 20 knots late evening. Winds reaching 20 to 30 knots south of Cowell to Wallaroo during the morning.
Swell: South to southwesterly below 1 metre.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres late evening.
Weather: Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower south of Port Neill to Port Victoria.

Tide

12 am
2.20m
9 pm
2.16m
1 pm
0.87m

UV

Index: 11 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 5:20 pm


Radar

256 km

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Weather

Thursday 23, Feb

Day 28°    Night 14°
Cloud clearing

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots easing to 10 to 15 knots before dawn, then increasing to 15 to 20 knots north of Cowell to Wallaroo during the afternoon. Winds turning south to southeasterly during the evening.
Swell: South to southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres south of Port Neill to Port Victoria.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, increasing to 1.5 metres north of Cowell to Wallaroo by early evening.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

6 am
2.30m
1 am
1.92m
9 pm
2.25m
2 pm
0.62m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 5:30 pm


Weather

Wed 22, Feb to Wed 01, Mar


Swell


Wind


Wind: South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, increasing 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: South to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the evening.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Wed 22nd 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 5:30 pm
Thu 23rd 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 5:30 pm
Fri 24th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 5:20 pm
Sat 25th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 5:20 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.

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