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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

      Fri, 01 Jul 03:00 pm

      PHILLIP ISLAND (18 km)


      Possible shower.
      11.80 °C
      W/37 km/h
      Wind

      Weather information
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      13° 14° 10° 14° 11° 13° 11° 12° 10° 12° 11°

      WATER

      12

      Issued at Fri, 01 Jul 14:03

      SWELL FORECAST

      Friday
      Saturday
      Sunday
      Monday
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • WSW
        33 km/h
        2.9m
      • WNW
        22 km/h
        2.1m
      • NW
        23 km/h
        2.1m
      • WNW
        22 km/h
        2m
      • NW
        21 km/h
        1.9m
      • NW
        21 km/h
        2m
      • NW
        34 km/h
        2.3m
      • N
        32 km/h
        2.7m

      St Andrews Beach issued at Thu, 30 Jun 17:47

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      Today's Swell Description
      Wind:
      Southwesterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots early in the morning. Winds turning westerly by midday.
      Swell:
      Westerly 3 to 5 metres.
      Seas:
      2 to 3 metres.
      Weather:
      Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

      UV INDEX

      1



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      TODAY'S TIDE

      • low
        04:32
        0.38m
      • high
        11:00
        0.89m
      • low
        16:24
        0.62m
      • high
        22:26
        1.03m

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      Rosebud Jetty issued at Fri, 01 Jul 21:37

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      TODAY'S RADAR

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