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

20/02

Tue

21/02

Wed

22/02

Thu

23/02

Fri

24/02

Sat

25/02

Sun

26/02

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12:00 - 18:00

12:00 - 18:00

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

Wednesday 22, Feb 5:44 am

Day 28°    Night 22°
25.5°C
Windy. Mostly sunny

Water Temperature  21°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 20 to 25 knots turning northwesterly in the early morning ahead of a westerly change 20 to 25 knots around mid morning then easing to southwest to southerly 15 to 20 knots from mid evening. Winds reaching 20 to 30 knots south of Port Vincent to Brighton at times during the morning.
Swell: Southeast to southwesterly below 1 metre.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

11 am
0.75m
6 pm
1.17m
9 pm
1.13m

UV

Index: 11 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 5:20 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Thursday 23, Feb

Day 24°    Night 15°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the morning. Winds turning south to southeasterly during the afternoon and evening.
Swell: South to southwesterly below 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

4 am
1.53m
11 am
0.49m
5 pm
1.33m
10 pm
0.89m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

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


Weather

Wed 22, Feb to Wed 01, Mar


Swell


Wind


Wind: South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: South to southwesterly below 0.5 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the evening.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Wed 22nd 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 5:20 pm
Thu 23rd 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 5:20 pm
Fri 24th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 5:20 pm
Sat 25th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 10:00 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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