Southport - Beach in Port Noarlunga South Onkaparinga SA - SLS Beachsafe

Southport SA

Southport Beach (223) faces almost due west and receives low ocean swell as well as gulf wind waves. Waves average 0.5 to 1 m, and during higher wave conditions produce a double bar system, with 3 to 4 rips cutting across the inner and outer bars (Fig. 4.53). During normal low... Read more

Southport Beach (223) faces almost due west and receives low ocean swell as well as gulf wind waves. Waves average 0.5 to 1 m, and during higher wave conditions produce a double bar system, with 3 to 4 rips cutting across the inner and outer bars (Fig. 4.53). During normal low wave conditions the inner rips tend to infill and a continuous bar is attached to the beach. In addition the river flows across the southern end of the beach building out a large tidal and bar, cut by the deeper tidal channel.

Swimming

Southport is one of the potentially more energetic of the Adelaide beach and care should be taken here as rip channels and currents are common. Even during low waves the deeper rip channels may persist. Stay in the patrolled area and clear of the southern tidal channels and any rip holes.

Surfing

The more exposed location makes Southport one of the more persistent surfing beaches, with low to moderate waves (0.5 to 1 m) breaking over both the inner and outer bars.

Fishing

This is a popular spot with a choice of river, inlet, rock and beach fishing; the latter often into rip gutters and holes.

General

A relatively natural beach and river mouth, with a more variable surf zone and a chance of bigger waves.

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South Port SLSC Inc (SA)

Information

About

Port Noarlunga South, SA 5167

Length:
1.1km

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

Beach Key:
 sa0223

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Toilets
  • Drinking water

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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