42 Mile-tea Tree Crossing - Beach in Salt Creek The Coorong SA - SLS Beachsafe

42 Mile-tea Tree Crossing SA

The 42 Mile Crossing leaves the main highway and skirts the southern most of the usually full Coorong Lakes for 2 km. Before following a sandy track for another 2 km to the beach. The beach (148J) remains steep and coarse fronted by a wide energetic surf zone between the 42 Mile... Read more

The 42 Mile Crossing leaves the main highway and skirts the southern most of the usually full Coorong Lakes for 2 km. Before following a sandy track for another 2 km to the beach. The beach (148J) remains steep and coarse fronted by a wide energetic surf zone between the 42 Mile and Tea Tree Crossing, 11 km to the north.

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

Salt Creek, 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, Tea Tree-murray Mouth

Length:
11km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
7/10 (Highly hazardous)

Beach Key:
 sa0148J

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Weather

Monday 29, May 11:10 pm

Day 16°    Night 5°
10.2°C
Cloudy

Water Temperature  16°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, becoming west to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots from late morning, increasing 20 to 30 knots mid evening, shifting southwesterly 20 to 30 knots late evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon. 1st
Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening.

Tide

1 am
0.91m
6 am
0.38m
2 pm
1.45m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

256 km

radar helper

Weather

Tuesday 30, May

Day 15°    Night 8°
Early shower or two

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 20 to 25 knots reaching to 25 to 30 knots south of Beachport before dawn. Winds becoming southerly 15 to 20 knots in the morning and turning southeasterly about 10 knots late evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres during the afternoon.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm south of Port MacDonnell in the morning. Possible hail south of Port MacDonnell in the morning.

Tide

7 am
0.39m
3 pm
1.37m
8 pm
0.89m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Weather

Mon 29, May to Mon 05, Jun


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwest to southeasterly about 10 knots becoming northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly 4 metres, decreasing to 3 metres during the evening.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.

Tide


UV

Mon 29th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Tue 30th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Wed 31st 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Thu 1st 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended

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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