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SORRENTO OCEAN (BACK)

Beach UNPATROLLED UNPATROLLED TODAY
Beach Number:
vic268
State/Region:
VIC Sorrento
Post Code:
3943
Length:
0.4km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
6/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
st pauls  (0.5km) diamond bay  (1km) sorrento park  (1.1km) portsea (back)  (1.2km) sorrento front  (1.3km)

Beach

Sorrento Ocean or Back Beach lies at the end of Ocean Beach Road, 1.5 km south of the bayside town of Sorrento. There is a large car park and a picnic area, as well as a new surf lifesaving club, on the bluffs behind the beach. The beach lies in a natural amphitheatre formed by the protruding western headland and the patchy offshore reefs. The beach faces south-west and waves average 1.6 m over the reefs, but are lower at the beach. Here they have built one of the wider beaches in this section, with a continuous attached bar.

Swimming

Moderately safe on the inner section of the bar at high tide and clear of the rocks; however, watch the rips and rocks at low tide. Stay between the flags.

Surfing

Usually a low shorebreak at the beach.

Fishing

At low tide deep water can be fished from the rock platforms.

General

A popular beach for sun bathers and those wanting more action than at the Sorrento Bay Beach; and relatively safe under average waves.

Location

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area Formal parking area
  • Drinking water Drinking water
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Kiosk Kiosk
  • BBQ BBQ
  • Picnic Picnic
  • 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 12:05:09

     

    PATROL INFORMATION

    There is no beach service this week.

    STATISTICS

    July 2015 - June 2016

    Rescues:
    18
    First Aids:
    35
    Preventative Actions:
    633

    The following organisations contribute to the above totals: Sorrento SLSC (VIC) Sorrento (Vic) (Lifeguards)

    Hazards

    • Sharks Sharks
    • Topographic rips Topographic rips
    • High Tide Range High Tide Range

    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

    Tue, 24 May 11:00 am

    GEELONG RACECOU (22 km)


    Possible morning shower.
    13.40 °C
    W/13 km/h
    Wind

    Weather information
    TueWedThuFriSatSun
    16° 11° 17° 11° 15° 11° 14° 10° 15° 10° 15° 10°

    WATER

    15

    Issued at Mon, 23 May 14:02

    SWELL FORECAST

    Tuesday
    Wednesday
    Thursday
    Friday
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • W
      35 km/h
      2.4m
    • SSW
      12 km/h
      1.8m
    • E
      34 km/h
      1.7m
    • WSW
      44 km/h
      1.7m
    • WNW
      23 km/h
      1.5m
    • SW
      24 km/h
      2.3m
    • WSW
      25 km/h
      2.3m
    • SW
      13 km/h
      1.8m

    Sorrento issued at Mon, 23 May 23:39

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    Today's Swell Description
    Wind:
    Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots easing to 10 to 15 knots around dawn then tending north to northwesterly in the afternoon and increasing to 15 to 25 knots from the west in the evening.
    Swell:
    Westerly 3 to 5 metres, tending southwesterly 3 to 4 metres during the afternoon, then decreasing to 3 metres by early evening.
    Seas:
    1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
    Weather:
    Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

    UV INDEX

    2



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