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RYE OCEAN

UNPATROLLED BEACH
Beach Number:
vic255
State/Region:
VIC St Andrews Beach
Post Code:
3941
Length:
4km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
8/10 (Highly hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
st andrews  (0.7km) orr point  (1.9km) gunnamatta  (2.3km) number 16  (3.1km) fingal 2  (3.4km)

Beach

Rye Ocean Beach lies 4 km due south of the more quiescent Rye Bay Beach. The beach is accessed via Sandy Beach Road, with a signposted road leading to a large car park. The beach is located inside the Mornington Peninsula National Park, and natural sand dunes back the length of this 4 km long beach. Foot tracks also lead to the beach from the St Andrews settlement at the eastern end, and at Orr Point at the western end.The beach faces south-west and receives waves averaging 1.8 m. These produce large persistent rips every 300 m, with permanent rips against the rocks and reefs below the car park.

Swimming

A hazardous beach dominated by a wide surf zone with rips, rocks and reefs. Use extreme care if bathing here; stay close inshore on the bar and well clear of the above hazards.

Surfing

There are a number of reef breaks along the beach including at the rocks in front of the car park, which produces lefts and rights; at Sunset Rocks towards St Andrews; and Snatches toward Orr Point; together with beach breaks elsewhere.

Fishing

There are excellent permanent rip holes against the car park rocks, together with persistent rip holes and gutters along the length of the beach.

General

An exposed beach backed by sand dunes and fronted by a wide, energetic, rip and reef dominated surf. Only for experienced surfers.

Location

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area Formal parking area
  • Drinking water Drinking water
  • Toilets Toilets
  • BBQ BBQ
  • Bus Bus
  • Train Train
  • Passenger ferry Passenger ferry

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 12:04:51

     

    PATROL INFORMATION

    There is no beach service this week.

    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

      Sun, 28 Aug 03:00 pm

      PHILLIP ISLAND (18 km)


      Showers. Possible storm.
      13.80 °C
      SE/9 km/h
      Wind

      Weather information
      WedThuFriSatSunMon
      15° 11° 14° 10° 13° 13° 10° 13° 15°

      WATER

      11

      Issued at Tue, 30 Aug 14:03

      SWELL FORECAST

      Wednesday
      Thursday
      Friday
      Saturday
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • N
        23 km/h
        1.4m
      • WNW
        22 km/h
        1.4m
      • WNW
        18 km/h
        1.6m
      • SSW
        11 km/h
        1.7m
      • SE
        9 km/h
        1.5m
      • SSE
        14 km/h
        1.6m
      • S
        18 km/h
        1.6m
      • SW
        23 km/h
        1.5m

      St Andrews Beach issued at Tue, 30 Aug 22:43

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      Today's Swell Description
      Wind:
      North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning westerly in the late morning. Reaching up to 25 knots in the far east in the early afternoon.
      Swell:
      Southwesterly 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres around midday.
      Seas:
      1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
      Weather:
      Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning.

      UV INDEX

      TODAY'S TIDE

      • high
        00:03
        0.88m
      • low
        07:21
        0.36m
      • high
        14:29
        0.86m
      • low
        20:01
        0.60m

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      Rosebud Jetty issued at Wed, 31 Aug 08:37

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      TODAY'S RADAR

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