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

Weather

Tuesday 21, Nov 6:02 am

Day 33°    Night 19°
27.8°C
Sunny

Water Temperature  17°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending northeast to southeasterly around 10 knots in the afternoon, then becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots again during the evening.
Swell: West to southwesterly below 0.5 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Sunny.

Tide

2 am
1.32m
9 am
0.48m
2 pm
0.74m
7 pm
0.25m

UV

Index: 11 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 4:50 pm


Radar

128 km

radar helper

Weather

Wednesday 22, Nov

Day 32°    Night 20°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeast to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting south to southwesterly in the afternoon.
Swell: West to southwesterly below 0.5 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late afternoon and evening.

Tide

3 am
1.30m
9 am
0.51m
3 pm
0.72m
7 pm
0.27m

UV

Index: 11 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 4:50 pm


Weather

Tue 21, Nov to Tue 28, Nov


Swell


Wind


Wind: West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending northwest to northeasterly during the morning then becoming variable below 10 knots during the evening.
Swell: South to southwesterly below 0.5 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tide


UV

Tue 21st 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 4:50 pm
Wed 22nd 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 4:50 pm
Thu 23rd 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 4:50 pm
Fri 24th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 4:50 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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