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.Read less
Wind: South to southeasterly about 10 knots tending south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots before dawn then tending west to southwesterly in the morning.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers east of Esperance, 20% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm east of Esperance in the morning.
Sun protection recommended from 8:10 am to 3:30 pm
Wind: Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots before dawn then becoming northeast to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres during the morning.
Seas: Below 1 metre, decreasing below 0.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.
Sun protection recommended from 8:10 am to 3:20 pm
Wind: Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots shifting southwesterly during the morning then tending southerly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2.5 to 3 metres during the afternoon.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
|Tue 25th||10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:10 am to 3:30 pm|
|Wed 26th||10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:10 am to 3:20 pm|
|Thu 27th||10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:10 am to 3:20 pm|
|Fri 28th||10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:10 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.