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

Sunday 28, May 10:54 am

Day 15°    Night 8°
10.8°C
Showers

Water Temperature  16°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots, easing to 20 to 25 knots mid afternoon and 15 to 20 knots late evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 4 to 5 metres.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 90% chance of showers, with possible small hail in morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and early afternoon, with squalls around 40 knots. Reduced visibility at times in showers and thunderstorms.

Tide

12 am
0.92m
6 am
0.40m
2 pm
1.51m
10 pm
0.86m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

256 km

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Weather

Monday 29, May

Day 16°    Night 6°
Shower or two

Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 15 to 25 knots increasing to northwest to westerly 20 to 30 knots in the evening then tending west to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots in the late evening.
Swell: West to southwesterly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2 to 2.5 metres around midday. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres by early evening. 1st
Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm south of Beachport in the evening.

Tide

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

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Weather

Sun 28, May to Sun 04, Jun


Swell


Wind


Wind: South to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots, easing to southerly 15 to 25 knots during the morning and to 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Seas: 2 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning. Possible small hail in the morning.

Tide


UV

Sun 28th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Mon 29th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Tue 30th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Wed 31st 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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