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
Wed, 20 Jun 14:56
Wind: North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching 20 to 25 knots south of Beachport till mid afternoon. A south to southwesterly change 10 to 15 knots developing offshore from mid afternoon, extending slowly eastwards towards the coast.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by evening.
Sun protection not recommended
Wind: Variable about 10 knots.
Swell: West to southwesterly 2 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.
Sun protection not recommended
Wind: Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots around dawn then tending westerly 10 to 15 knots late evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.
|Wed 20th||1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended|
|Thu 21st||1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended|
|Fri 22nd||1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended|
|Sat 23rd||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.