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Beach UNPATROLLED UNPATROLLED TODAY
Beach Number:
vic077A
Includes Beaches:
eastern eastern
State/Region:
VIC Lakes Entrance
Post Code:
3909
Length:
3km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
6/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
eastern  (0.5km) eastern  (1km) barrier landing  (3.1km) shelly  (4.6km) second blowhole  (5.5km)

Beach

The Lakes Entrance Surf Life Saving Club is located at the end of the footbridge from the town of Lakes Entrance. This is a popular beach for bathing, surfing, walking and fishing; particularly as it is the closest and most accessible beach to Lakes Entrance. The surf lifesaving club was founded in 1956 and averages 17 rescues a year. The beach is only accessible by car at three locations: Red Bluff in the north; at the Eastern Beach car park in the centre; and via the Lakes Entrance footbridge.

Swimming

Only bathe between the flags at the surf club, as this is an exposed beach with deep troughs and persistent rips. Rips increase adjacent to Red Bluff and toward the entrance walls. Strong winds, particularly from the south and west, intensify the longshore and rip currents.

Surfing

A popular spot, more for its accessibility than its waves. Best at Red Bluff, where the reefs provide more consistent breaks, and toward the lake entrance where tidal shoals can produce some longer rides. Otherwise the beach breaks depend on the bars, waves, tide and wind and hence are highly variable. All spots are best in a northerly, with moderate south swell.

Fishing

Like most of Ninety Mile Beach, this is very popular for beach fishing, with a deep trough usually running the length of the beach. Rip channels or holes are also common. Rock and reef fishing on Ninety Mile Beach is only available at Red Bluff and at the north entrance wall.

General

This is the most popular spot on Ninety Mile Beach. It offers a safer, patrolled beach, with plenty of room for walking and fishing. However, the deep trough and rips produce hazardous bathing conditions and a reasonable surf. So bathe between the flags and only surf with friends.

Location

Information Symbols

    Regulation Symbols

      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.

      Last updated: 28/08/2013 12:04:53

       

      PATROL INFORMATION

      There is no beach service this week.

      STATISTICS

      July 2016 - June 2017

      Rescues:
      0
      First Aids:
      0
      Preventative Actions:
      0

      The following organisations contribute to the above totals: Lakes Entrance SLSC Lakes Entrance (Lifeguards)

      Hazards

        Service Providers

        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.

        WEATHER

        Wed, 31 Aug 09:00 am

        LAKES ENTRANCE (1 km)


        Possible shower.
        13.30 °C
        CALM/0 km/h
        Wind

        Weather information
        WedThuFriSatSunMon
        19° 10° 17° 15° 16° 16° 18°

        WATER

        13

        Issued at Wed, 31 Aug 14:03

        SWELL FORECAST

        Wednesday
        Thursday
        Friday
        Saturday
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • S
          7 km/h
          0.6m
        • SW
          6 km/h
          0.6m
        • W
          11 km/h
          0.7m
        • SE
          6 km/h
          0.5m
        • SE
          8 km/h
          0.5m
        • SSW
          13 km/h
          0.7m
        • SW
          15 km/h
          0.9m
        • WSW
          24 km/h
          1.4m

        Lakes Entrance issued at Tue, 30 Aug 22:43

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        Today's Swell Description
        Wind:
        North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 30 knots in the east during the morning. Tending north to northwesterly early in the morning then tending northwest to southwesterly in the middle of the day.
        Swell:
        Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres in the far east during the morning. 2nd
        Seas:
        1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday. 1st
        Weather:
        Partly cloudy. 90% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm from the late morning.

        UV INDEX

        TODAY'S TIDE

        • low
          01:49
          0.35m
        • high
          07:42
          0.99m
        • low
          13:16
          0.54m
        • high
          20:06
          1.23m

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        Lakes Entrance (Outer) issued at Wed, 31 Aug 17:57

        WARNINGS

        TODAY'S RADAR

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