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

Port Noarlunga SA

Port Norlunga is an older settlement based around the port that used to operate off the beach. The port has long gone, and now it is a growing residential area that spreads into adjoining Christies Beach. Residential and commercial development backs the northern half of the beach, with the southern... Read more

Port Norlunga is an older settlement based around the port that used to operate off the beach. The port has long gone, and now it is a growing residential area that spreads into adjoining Christies Beach. Residential and commercial development backs the northern half of the beach, with the southern part a continuation of Southport Beach (Figs. 4.52 & 4.54). The Port Norlunga Beach (224), faces west and extends for another 1 km to the red and white bluffs of Witton Bluff. Two straight calcarenite reefs lie 150 to 200 m off the beach and parallel the northern 700 m of the beach. A jetty, that used to service the port, runs out to the back of the northern reef. The main commercial area backs the jetty and the Port Norlunga Surf Life Saving Club is located immediately south of the jetty, where is it backed by a large car park, and fronted by a sea wall.The reefs lower waves at the beach to less than 0.5 m, which produces a single, continuous attached bar, and no rips. Toward the southern end the beach protrudes seaward, forming a natural boundary with the more energetic Southport Beach.

Swimming

This is a relatively safe beach owing to the usually low waves and absence of rips. However you should stay inshore on the bar, as the reefs do pose a danger, owing to higher waves breaking over the reefs and currents flowing around and between the reefs.

Surfing

The reefs lower the surf to a small beach break; most surfers head for adjoining South Port or Christies.

Fishing

The jetty is extremely popular, providing good access to deeper water and the reefs. The reefs however are an aquatic reserve. There is also deeper water off Witton Bluff, which can be fished from the seawall that protects the eroding rocks.

General

A very popular spot with good access, parking and facilities, and a more protected, patrolled beach.

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Port Noarlunga SLSC

Mon

13/02

Tue

14/02

Wed

15/02

Thu

16/02

Fri

17/02

Sat

18/02

Sun

19/02

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Information

About

Port Noarlunga, SA 5167

Length:
0km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
2/10 (Least hazardous)

Beach Key:
 sa0224

Nearby beaches

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Drinking water
  • Toilets
  • Other facilities
  • Jetty

Weather

Sunday 19, Feb 10:49 pm

Day 20°    Night 14°
15.7°C
Possible shower

Water Temperature  21°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots easing top 10 to 15 knots late evening.
Swell: Southeast to southwesterly below 0.5 metres.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather: Cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

Tide

8 am
1.63m
3 am
0.64m
9 pm
1.91m
2 pm
0.48m

UV

Index: 11 (Extreme)

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


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Monday 20, Feb

Day 22°    Night 14°
Possible morning shower

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning south to southeasterly below 10 knots in the late morning then tending east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
Swell: West to southwesterly below 0.5 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower in the morning and early afternoon.

Tide

9 am
1.39m
4 am
0.77m
10 pm
1.71m
3 pm
0.65m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

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


Weather

Sun 19, Feb to Sun 26, Feb


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the day then becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the evening.
Swell: Southeast to southwesterly below 0.5 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Sunny.

Tide


UV

Sun 19th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 5:20 pm
Mon 20th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 5:30 pm
Tue 21st 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 5:30 pm
Wed 22nd 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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