Alexander Bay (1) - Beach in Howick Esperance WA - SLS Beachsafe

Alexander Bay (1) WA

Beach WA 95 commences on the western side of the low sloping granite of Alexander Point and trends northwest for 1.7 km to a low 100 m long granite outcrop. The beach is well exposed to the southwest waves and winds, with a 100 m wide rip dominated surf zone... Read more

Beach WA 95 commences on the western side of the low sloping granite of Alexander Point and trends northwest for 1.7 km to a low 100 m long granite outcrop. The beach is well exposed to the southwest waves and winds, with a 100 m wide rip dominated surf zone (Fig. 2.11b), and backing massive active and vegetated transgressive dunes, the latter extending up to 6 km inland. Several beach rips and permanent rips against the boundary rocks, as well as a rock reef near the centre of the beach result in hazardous swimming conditions.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Howick, WA 6450

Length:
1.7km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
7/10 (Highly hazardous)

Beach Key:
 wa0095

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

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Government of Western Australia

Weather

Sunday 19, Feb 10:42 pm

Day 28°    Night 13°
21.9°C
Clear

Water Temperature  20°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Easterly 15 to 20 knots tending northeasterly before dawn.
Swell: Southwesterly 3 to 4 metres, tending southerly 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

1 am
0.50m
7 am
0.17m
4 pm
0.60m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:20 am to 4:00 pm


Radar

128 km

radar helper

Weather

Monday 20, Feb

Day 31°    Night 19°
Showers. Storm likely

Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots shifting south to southwesterly in the late morning and afternoon.
Swell: Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the morning. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres around midday, then increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tide

7 am
0.14m
6 pm
0.55m
7 pm
0.55m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:20 am to 4:00 pm


Weather

Sun 19, Feb to Sun 26, Feb


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeast to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending westerly 20 to 30 knots during the morning then tending southwesterly 25 to 30 knots during the evening.
Swell: Southerly 1.5 metres, tending southwesterly 2 to 4 metres during the morning.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tide


UV

Sun 19th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:20 am to 4:00 pm
Mon 20th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:20 am to 4:00 pm
Tue 21st 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 3:50 pm
Wed 22nd 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:20 am to 4:00 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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