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

Friday 20, Apr 2:39 pm

Day 31°    Night 15°
23.4°C
Shower or two

Water Temperature  18°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots, temporarily tending northeast to northwest 5 to 10 knots in the afternoon period.
Swell: West to southwesterly below 0.5 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm, with possible squalls around 40 knots.

Tide

2 am
0.82m
6 am
0.26m
3 pm
1.33m

UV

Index: 4 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm


Radar

128 km

radar helper

Weather

Saturday 21, Apr

Day 26°    Night 15°
Possible early shower

Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable about 10 knots becoming southerly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day.
Swell: South to southwesterly below 0.5 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Cloud clearing.

Tide

7 am
0.26m
3 pm
1.26m
8 pm
0.79m

UV

Index: 5 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 2:10 pm


Weather

Fri 20, Apr to Fri 27, Apr


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Swell: South to southwesterly below 0.5 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide


UV

Fri 20th 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 2:20 pm
Sat 21st 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 2:10 pm
Sun 22nd 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Mon 23rd 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 2:00 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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