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

10/12

Tue

11/12

Wed

12/12

Thu

13/12

Fri

14/12

Sat

15/12

Sun

16/12

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12:30 - 17:00

12:30 - 17:00

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
  • Toilets
  • Drinking water
  • Other facilities
  • Jetty

Weather

Monday 10, Dec 1:39 pm

Day 26°    Night 14°
21.3°C
Cloud clearing

Water Temperature  18°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching 20 to 25 knots north of Port Vincent to Brighton late afternoon and early evening.
Swell: South to southwesterly below 0.5 metres.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres north of Port Vincent to Brighton.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

6 am
2.28m
6 pm
1.55m
1 pm
0.30m

UV

Index: 11 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:20 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Tuesday 11, Dec

Day 34°    Night 15°
Mostly sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots late morning then tending south to southeasterly late afternoon.
Swell: West to southwesterly below 0.5 metres.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

6 am
2.23m
12 am
0.55m
7 pm
1.54m
1 pm
0.33m

UV

Index: 13 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:30 pm


Weather

Mon 10, Dec to Mon 17, Dec


Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable about 10 knots becoming northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning then tending southwesterly during the afternoon.
Swell: West to southwesterly below 0.5 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tide


UV

Mon 10th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:30 pm
Tue 11th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:30 pm
Wed 12th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:20 pm
Thu 13th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 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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