Margaret River Mouth - Beach in Prevelly Augusta-Margaret River WA - SLS Beachsafe

Margaret River Mouth WA

Margaret River Mouth Beach (WA 660) lies across the mouth of the usually blocked river. The beach faces southwest and curves for 500 m between boundary calcarenite bluffs of the old valley side to the south and a low reef to the north, where it forms a sandy foreland. It... Read more

Margaret River Mouth Beach (WA 660) lies across the mouth of the usually blocked river. The beach faces southwest and curves for 500 m between boundary calcarenite bluffs of the old valley side to the south and a low reef to the north, where it forms a sandy foreland. It is backed by the dammed river which can break out and either end of the beach, resulting in a flat overwashed area behind the steep beach.The beach is partly protected by reefs, with waves increasing in height up the beach to about 1 m. Lower waves break right on the steep beach, with higher waves breaking as a heavy shorebreak or heavily on a narrow bar. The short heavy beach break, known as Margaret River Mouth, while a hazard to swimmers does attract surfers when waves exceed 1 m.The Margaret River Surf Life Saving Club was provisionally established at this beach in 2003 and patrols the beach on Sundays during the summer period.

Swimming

Margaret River beach is (WA 660) the more popular swimming beach and is relatively safe under normal conditions. However watch the rip against the southern rocks, and the shorebreak when waves exceed 1 m Gnarabup Beach (WA 658) usually has low waves lapping against the steep beach.

Surfing

Margaret River produces one of the world’s great lefts on the inner and outer reef, the outer reef holding waves to several metres high. During average swell conditions there is also a shorter right across the inner reef. The river mouth beach can also produces a dumpy shore break.

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Margaret River SLSC

Margaret Rivermouth Lifeguards

Information

About

Prevelly, WA 6285

Length:
0.5km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
5/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 wa0660

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • High surf
    High surf
  • Slippery rocks
    Slippery rocks
  • Submerged Objects
    Submerged Objects
  • Shallow Sandbars
    Shallow Sandbars
  • Beach Rips
    Beach Rips
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Regulation Symbols

  • Camping Prohibited
  • No Dogs Allowed

Shark Alert

For shark sightings call Water Police on 9442 8600

Access more information on www.sharksmart.com.au

Supported by

Government of Western Australia

Weather

Saturday 21, Oct 11:00 pm

Day 27°    Night 13°
20.8°C
Shower or two. Possible storm

Water Temperature  18°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Easterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore east of Cape Leeuwin early in the morning and again in the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the morning. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers north of Cape Leeuwin, 40% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tide

11 am
0.42m
5 am
0.29m
9 pm
0.72m
1 pm
0.42m

UV

Index: 9 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 8:20 am to 3:30 pm


Radar

256 km

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Weather

Sunday 22, Oct

Day 24°    Night 15°
Possible morning storm. Showers

Swell


Wind


Wind: Easterly 15 to 20 knots turning southerly 10 to 15 knots in the late morning and early afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

Tide

5 am
0.29m
10 pm
0.75m

UV

Index: 8 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 3:20 pm


Weather

Sat 21, Oct to Sat 28, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southerly 10 to 15 knots.
Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore east of Cape Leeuwin during the afternoon.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

Sat 21st 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 3:20 pm
Sun 22nd 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 3:20 pm
Mon 23rd 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:20 am to 3:30 pm
Tue 24th 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:20 am to 3:30 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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