Moana - Beach in Moana Onkaparinga SA - SLS Beachsafe

Moana SA

Moana Beach (221) is a 2 km long west facing beach, backed the town of Moana, and fringed in the north and south by the steep bluffs of Robinson and Ochre points (Fig. 4.51). The Moana Surf Life Saving Club, is located at the main access to the beach. It is... Read more

Moana Beach (221) is a 2 km long west facing beach, backed the town of Moana, and fringed in the north and south by the steep bluffs of Robinson and Ochre points (Fig. 4.51). The Moana Surf Life Saving Club, is located at the main access to the beach. It is surrounded by large car parks, shops and facilities, a caravan park and Pedlar Creek, which combined with vehicle access to the beach make this a popular beach for people and cars.The beach is relatively wide and flat, with an attached shallow bar, then a trough separating it from a shallow outer bar, the shape of which depends on wave conditions, and at time has deep rip channels. Moana receive low swell and westerly wind waves, with waves averaging 0.5 to 1 m.

Swimming

Moana is a moderately safe beach under normal conditions. However care should be taken if swimming in the trough or on the outer bar, as rip currents may be present. All currents and rips intensify when waves exceed 1 m. Robinson Point is unsuitable for swimming owing to the rock flats, through there are some tidal pools at low tide.

Surfing

There are usually low breaks over the inner and outer bars, with higher swell producing a better break.

Fishing

There are occasional rip holes, particularly following larger swell, and rock fishing off Ochre and Robinson Points.

General

A popular and accessible beach, which receives some swell and usually has a low surf.

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Moana SLSC

Information

About

Moana, SA 5169

Length:
3.1km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
4/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 sa0221

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Drinking water
  • Toilets
  • Camping
  • Caravan park
  • Other facilities

Weather

Monday 29, May 11:12 pm

Day 17°    Night 10°
14.5°C
A few showers

Water Temperature  17°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending northwesterly during the morning and increasing to 15 to 20 knots late morning. Winds during the afternoon becoming westerly 10 to 15 knots, reaching 15 to 20 knots south of Port Vincent to Brighton
Swell: South to southwesterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres south of Port Vincent to Brighton around midday.
Weather: Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Tide

6 am
1.52m
12 am
0.57m
6 pm
2.42m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Tuesday 30, May

Day 15°    Night 11°
Early shower or two

Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 10 to 15 knots shifting southerly 15 to 20 knots in the early morning. Winds becoming southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Swell: South to southwesterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather: 60% chance of showers in the early morning. Mostly sunny afternoon.

Tide

6 am
1.52m
1 am
0.66m
6 pm
2.34m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Weather

Mon 29, May to Mon 05, Jun


Swell


Wind


Wind: East to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Swell: West to southwesterly below 0.5 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Sunny.

Tide


UV

Mon 29th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Tue 30th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Wed 31st 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Thu 1st 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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