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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About

Howick, WA 6450

Length:
1.1km

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

Beach Key:
 wa0097

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Weather

Wednesday 22, Feb 5:46 am

Day 21°    Night 14°
17.1°C
Possible shower

Water Temperature  20°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots east of Hopetoun early in the morning. Winds becoming variable about 10 knots in the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 3 to 5 metres, decreasing to 2.5 to 3 metres around midday.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing below 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 metre around midday.
Weather: Cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

Tide

6 am
0.10m
10 pm
0.73m
3 pm
0.32m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Thursday 23, Feb

Day 24°    Night 13°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable about 10 knots becoming southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon then tending easterly in the late evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres west of Hopetoun around midday.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.

Tide

11 am
0.42m
6 am
0.07m
10 pm
0.83m
4 pm
0.27m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm


Weather

Wed 22, Feb to Wed 01, Mar


Swell


Wind


Wind: East to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: Southwesterly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 3 metres during the morning.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Wed 22nd 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Thu 23rd 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Fri 24th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Sat 25th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 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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