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 Rivermouth Lifeguards

Mon

20/02

Tue

21/02

Wed

22/02

Thu

23/02

Fri

24/02

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25/02

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26/02

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Margaret River SLSC

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

Wednesday 22, Feb 5:55 am

Day 24°    Night 13°
15.9°C
Possible shower

Water Temperature  20°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots east of Cape Leeuwin early in the morning. Winds decreasing to about 10 knots in the morning.
Swell: Southwesterly 4 metres, decreasing to 2.5 to 3 metres during the morning.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
Weather: Cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

Tide

3 am
0.28m
7 pm
0.78m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 4:30 pm


Radar

256 km

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Weather

Thursday 23, Feb

Day 26°    Night 12°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable about 10 knots becoming south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the late afternoon then tending east to southeasterly in the late evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres offshore east of Cape Leeuwin during the morning.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Weather: Cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.

Tide

4 am
0.27m
7 pm
0.82m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 4:30 pm


Weather

Wed 22, Feb to Wed 01, Mar


Swell


Wind


Wind: East to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: Southwesterly 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres offshore east of Cape Leeuwin.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide


UV

Wed 22nd 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 4:30 pm
Thu 23rd 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 4:30 pm
Fri 24th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 4:30 pm
Sat 25th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 4:30 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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