Pondalowie Bay (north) - Beach in Inneston Yorke Peninsula SA - SLS Beachsafe

Pondalowie Bay (north) SA

North of the foreland the beach (407) continues for 900 m and becomes increasingly exposed to the southwesterly waves, resulting in a wider surf zone and the formation of 2 to 3 beach rips, together with a permanent rip against the northern boundary rocks. Dunes extending up to 1.5 km inland back... Read more

North of the foreland the beach (407) continues for 900 m and becomes increasingly exposed to the southwesterly waves, resulting in a wider surf zone and the formation of 2 to 3 beach rips, together with a permanent rip against the northern boundary rocks. Dunes extending up to 1.5 km inland back both beaches with a large sand blow immediately north of the foreland.

Swimming

The best place to swim is in front of the Casuarina camping area, where you are away from the boat and much of the seagrass, but the waves are usually relatively low and rips absent. Be careful up the beach, particularly if waves exceed 0.5 m as rips are usually present.

Surfing

There are two recognised surfing areas at Pondalowie accessible on foot from the Casuarina and Surfers campgrounds, with Richards break a few hundred meters further up the beach. Waves are usually less than 1 m at Pondalowie, increasing up the beach and during bigger swell.

Fishing

Most fishers go outside in boats, or fish from the rocks around the headland. The best beach fishing is up the beach, particularly if rip holes are present.

General

It’s a long drive down and around to Pondalowie, but worth it if you are after a picturesque bay, with good park facilities and a few waves up the beach.

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Information

About

Inneston, SA 5577

Length:
0.9km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
6/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 sa0407

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Marine Warnings

Sun, 21 Oct 11:38
Marine Wind Warning Summary for South Australia

Weather

Sunday 21, Oct 3:47 pm

Day 21°    Night 11°
19.7°C
Sunny

Water Temperature  15°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable below 10 knots becoming northwest to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the morning then tending east to northeasterly in the late afternoon.
Swell: West to southwesterly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Sunny.

Tide

1 am
0.56m
7 am
0.36m
1 pm
0.73m
7 pm
0.24m

UV

Index: 8 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:40 pm


Radar

256 km

radar helper

Weather

Monday 22, Oct

Day 21°    Night 15°
Mostly sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending north to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots early in the morning then tending westerly in the afternoon.
Swell: West to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

1 am
0.65m
7 am
0.28m
1 pm
0.74m
8 pm
0.21m

UV

Index: 7 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 4:30 pm


Weather

Sun 21, Oct to Sun 28, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning south to southeasterly below 10 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: West to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Sun 21st 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:30 pm
Mon 22nd 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 4:30 pm
Tue 23rd 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:40 pm
Wed 24th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:40 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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