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

Wednesday 22, Feb 1:13 am

Day 32°    Night 16°
18.6°C
Windy. Mostly sunny

Water Temperature  18°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 20 to 25 knots, increasing to 20 to 30 knots in the early morning then shifting northwesterly in the late morning. Winds becoming northwest to westerly during the afternoon, increasing to 30 to 35 knots south of Beachport, before easing to west to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots throughout from mid evening.
Swell: Southwesterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon, then tending westerly 2 to 3 metres later in the evening.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning, increasing to 3 to 3.5 metres south of Beachport during the afternoon.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers from the late morning.

Tide

12 am
0.87m
10 am
0.41m

UV

Index: 11 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 5:10 pm


Radar

256 km

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Weather

Thursday 23, Feb

Day 26°    Night 13°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 20 to 25 knots, reaching 25 to 30 knots south of Port MacDonnell until dawn. Winds turning southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the morning and then decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon.
Swell: Westerly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Cloudy. 30% chance of a shower in the early morning.

Tide

12 am
0.95m
8 am
0.41m
1 pm
0.51m
5 pm
0.45m

UV

Index: 11 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 5:20 pm


Weather

Wed 22, Feb to Wed 01, Mar


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning south to southeasterly during the day and increasing to 15 to 20 knots south of Port MacDonnell in the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres south of Beachport during the morning.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather: Cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

Tide


UV

Wed 22nd 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 5:20 pm
Thu 23rd 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 5:20 pm
Fri 24th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 5:10 pm
Sat 25th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 5:10 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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