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

Marine Warnings

Tue, 24 Oct 10:00
Marine Wind Warning Summary for Western Australia

Tue, 24 Oct 03:03
Fire Weather Warning

Weather

Tuesday 24, Oct 3:10 pm

Day 21°    Night 12°
17°C
Drizzle, easing to showers

Water Temperature  16°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable about 10 knots.
Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning. 2nd
Seas: Below 1 metre. 1st
Weather: Cloudy. 60% chance of rain west of Hopetoun, 30% chance elsewhere.

Tide

1 am
1.08m
8 am
0.32m
12 pm
0.60m
6 pm
0.25m

UV

Index: 8 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Wednesday 25, Oct

Day 22°    Night 12°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Seas: Below 0.5 metres, increasing to below 1 metre west of Esperance.
Weather: The chance of a thunderstorm east of Esperance in the early morning. Mostly sunny afternoon.

Tide

1 am
0.99m
8 am
0.32m
12 pm
0.53m
6 pm
0.22m

UV

Index: 8 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm


Weather

Tue 24, Oct to Tue 31, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning westerly 20 to 30 knots during the day.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres west of Esperance during the afternoon or evening.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Weather: Becoming cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

Tue 24th 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Wed 25th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Thu 26th 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 7:50 am to 3:00 pm
Fri 27th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:00 am to 3:00 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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