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

Mon

16/10

Tue

17/10

Wed

18/10

Thu

19/10

Fri

20/10

Sat

21/10

Sun

22/10

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12:00 - 17:00

12:00 - 17:00

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

Saturday 21, Oct 11:09 pm

Day 19°    Night 10°
12.1°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  16°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, turning southerly during the morning, becoming south to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon, reaching 20 to 25 knots north of Port Vincent to Brighton from late afternoon until early evening.
Swell: West to southwesterly below 0.5 metres.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre early morning, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon, reaching 1.5 to 2 metres north of Port Vincent to Brighton from late afternoon until early evening.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

5 am
2.13m
6 pm
1.84m
12 pm
0.31m

UV

Index: 7 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:00 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Sunday 22, Oct

Day 18°    Night 11°
Cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southerly 10 to 15 knots.
Swell: West to southwesterly below 0.5 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

6 am
2.21m
6 pm
1.81m
12 pm
0.32m

UV

Index: 8 (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: West to southwesterly below 0.5 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Sat 21st 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:10 pm
Sun 22nd 8 (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 4:20 pm
Tue 24th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:00 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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