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 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.
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.
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.
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.Read less
Mon, 29 May 16:04
Road Weather Alert for Adelaide
Mon, 29 May 15:50
Marine Wind Warning Summary for South Australia
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.
Sun protection not recommended
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.
Sun protection not recommended
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.
|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.