Tea Tree-murray Mouth - Beach in Meningie The Coorong SA - SLS Beachsafe

Tea Tree-murray Mouth SA

Tea Tree Crossing is a summer-dry weather crossing. It begins off a section of the old highway 6 km south of Salt Creek, and crosses a lake bed, which is usually flooded in winter. It then runs through an active dune sheet for 1 km before reaching a hard packed 200 m wide... Read more

Tea Tree Crossing is a summer-dry weather crossing. It begins off a section of the old highway 6 km south of Salt Creek, and crosses a lake bed, which is usually flooded in winter. It then runs through an active dune sheet for 1 km before reaching a hard packed 200 m wide deflation basin behind the beach (Fig. 4.28). This is the last crossing. North of here and up to Murray Mouth the 100 km long Coorong Lagoon separates the beaches and dunes from the highway.The beach which begins with the coarse shell and wide high energy surf zone gradually changes over the first few kilometres north of the crossing into a finer sand, flatter firmer beach, which continues on this way to the Murray Mouth. The beach faces southwest directly into the persistent high southwest swell with waves averaging over 2 m, and breaking over 500 m out to sea, across a wide double bar surf zone. Massive dunes systems averaging 1.5 km wide back the beach (Fig. 4.29). During periods of lower waves well developed rips spaced approximately 500 m, through ranging in spacing from 300 to 900 m dominate the inner surf zone. The beach usually narrows in width in lee of the rips (called the rip embayment) and may be scarped.

Swimming

Swimming conditions range from relatively safe along the Lacapede Bay beaches, to moderately safe up to The Granites, and then increasingly hazardous as the higher energy beaches north of The Granites are encountered. The biggest problems are large scale rips in the inner surf zone spaced approximately every 500 m, strong set-up and set-down which produced strong seaward flowing currents, and the big surf. Always be very careful if entering the surf anywhere north of Blackford Drain.

Surfing

There is 160 km of beach breaks along The Coorong, it’s just a matter of driving along until you see a break that suits you. The better waves break on the outer bar which can mean a 400 to 500 m paddle. So its best to be fit and surf with friends.

Fishing

The Coorong is a very popular beach for fishing, with the majority of the 4WD vehicles belonging to fishers. During summer and weekends they set up many camps along the beach.

General

Australia’s longest beach, which grades from no waves to one of the world’s highest energy beaches. It is a spectacular beach backed by extensive dune north of The Granites, very accessible by 4WD, and with many kilometres of beach camping. However outside of Kings Camp and Kingston SE there are no facilities, apart from the camp sites.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Safety section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.

Information

About

Meningie, SA 5264

Includes beaches:
The Coorong, Kings Camp, Lacapede Bay, Wyomi, Kingston Se, Long Beach (south), The Granites, Long Beach (north), 28-32 Mile Crossing, 32-42 Mile Crossing, 42 Mile-tea Tree Crossing

Length:
100km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
8/10 (Highly hazardous)

Beach Key:
 sa0148K

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Marine Warnings

Wed, 17 Oct 04:48
Road Weather Alert for Adelaide

Wed, 17 Oct 04:47
Downy Mildew Advice

Weather

Wednesday 17, Oct 8:04 am

Day 16°    Night 11°
20°C
Shower or two easing

Water Temperature  15°C


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots easing to 10 to 15 knots north of Brighton to Port Vincent during the morning and throughout in the evening.
Swell: South to southwesterly below 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather: Cloudy.

Tide

5 am
0.97m
9 pm
0.45m

UV

Index: 8 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:30 pm


Radar

128 km

radar helper

Weather

Thursday 18, Oct

Day 19°    Night 11°
Possible morning shower

Wind


Wind: West to southwesterly about 10 knots becoming variable below 10 knots during the morning then east to southeasterly about 10 knots in the afternoon.
Swell: South to southwesterly below 0.5 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

7 am
0.88m
7 pm
0.49m

UV

Index: 8 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 4:30 pm


Weather

Wed 17, Oct to Wed 24, Oct


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending north to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots in the late morning, reaching 25 to 30 knots near the Yorke Peninsula coast, then shifting southwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the afternoon and decreasing to 15 to 20 knots in the evening.
Swell: South to southwesterly below 0.5 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Wed 17th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:20 pm
Thu 18th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 4:30 pm
Fri 19th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 4:10 pm
Sat 20th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:30 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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