Alexander Bay (3) - Beach in Howick Esperance WA - SLS Beachsafe

Alexander Bay (3) WA

Beach WA 97 extends from the western side of the islet for 1.1 km, curving round in lee of the western granite headland to face east. Waves average about 1 m and break across a low gradient bar and beach face, decreasing into the western corner in lee of the... Read more

Beach WA 97 extends from the western side of the islet for 1.1 km, curving round in lee of the western granite headland to face east. Waves average about 1 m and break across a low gradient bar and beach face, decreasing into the western corner in lee of the point and Ben Island. The vehicle track reaches this lower energy end of the beach with access to the beach. Several informal campsites are located in the coastal heath behind the beach, which is used to launch small boats. Seagrass meadows lie just off the beach and seagrass debris also increases in presence towards the western end of the beach where it can from a low berm. It is backed by dense coastal scrub that covers the siltstone slopes, which rise to 50 m. To the west of Ben Island the coast trends due west for 12 km before curving round to the lee of Table Island. In between is 16 km of predominately sandy shoreline occupied by seven beaches (WA 98-104), each separated by relatively small granite headlands and rocks. The granite also outcrops offshore as numerous small islands, the largest being the Mart Islands located 12 km south of Table Island. These islands, as well as the large protrusion of Hammer Head, act to increasingly lower waves from east to west along the beaches. There is rough vehicle access to beach WA 98 and formed access to beaches WA 101 to 104.

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Information

About

Howick, WA 6450

Length:
1.1km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
3/10 (Least hazardous)

Beach Key:
 wa0097

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Weather

Saturday 21, Oct 11:02 pm

Day 25°    Night 11°
17.4°C
Possible storm

Water Temperature  16°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending easterly 20 to 25 knots in the afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. 2nd
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower west of Hopetoun in the evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm west of Esperance in the evening.

Tide

6 am
0.30m
12 pm
0.71m
5 pm
0.34m

UV

Index: 9 (Very High)

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


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Sunday 22, Oct

Day 24°    Night 14°
Showers. Storm likely

Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots turning easterly 15 to 20 knots in the early afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning. 2nd
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. 1st
Weather: Cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tide

12 am
1.13m
7 am
0.31m
12 pm
0.70m
5 pm
0.31m

UV

Index: 8 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 8:10 am to 2:50 pm


Weather

Sat 21, Oct to Sat 28, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: East to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots shifting south to southwesterly during the morning.
Swell: Southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. 1st
Weather: Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning.

Tide


UV

Sat 21st 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Sun 22nd 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:10 am to 2:50 pm
Mon 23rd 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:10 am to 2:50 pm
Tue 24th 9 (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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