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POINT LONSDALE (BACK) SURF

Beach UNPATROLLED PATROLLED UNPATROLLED BEACH TODAY
Beach Number:
vic282
State/Region:
VIC
Post Code:
3225
General Beach Hazard Rating:
8/10 (Highly hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
Steps Beach (0.5km) Point Lonsdale East (0.8km) Front (0.8km) Collendina (1.8km) Collendina - Raffs (2.3km)

Beach

Point Lonsdale forms the western side of Port Phillip Heads, with The Rip separating it from Point Nepean. The town of Point Lonsdale has a protected bay beach and more exposed ocean beaches. The main ocean beach is known as the Surf or Back Beach and is the site of Point Lonsdale Surf Life Saving Club, founded in 1947. A walking track leads from the surf club over the dunes to the beach. Surf Beach extends for 900 m from a wide, intertidal rock platform, located just east of the surf lifesaving club, to where more rocks and reefs outcrop in the surf. In fact, low tide rock flats dominate this beach and are clearly visible at low tide. The beach faces south-west and receives waves averaging 1.4 m, which produce a single attached bar, cut by strong rips every 250 m. In addition, strong permanent rips run out against some of the reefs, the worst being The Escalator to the left of the club house. These rips have been responsible for many rescues, with an average of 30 each year. There have also been drownings at the beach, so be very wary and stay between the flags.

Swimming

A moderately hazardous beach owing to the moderate waves and strong permanent and shifting rips, together with rocks and reefs. Definitely stay on the bars, clear of the rips and rocks and between the flags.

Surfing

Beach breaks are common over the numerous reefs, with the best known as Glaneuses, located at the end of Glaneuse Road, and adjacent to The Escalator rip. It offers a good left over the reef. Surfing is best with northerly winds, a low to moderate swell at mid to high tide, as the reefs are exposed at low tide.

Fishing

A popular spot offering permanent rips and gutters, particularly adjacent to the reefs and rocks.

General

This is the surf beach for the popular Point Lonsdale holiday town and very popular with bathers in summer and surfers year round. However it is a hazardous beach with strong permanent rips, so use extreme care.

Parking

Type:
Formal parking area
Surface:
Sealed
Spaces:
100

Location

Information Symbols

  • Toilets Toilets
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Disabled Toilets Disabled Toilets
  • Park Park
  • BBQ BBQ
  • Picnic Picnic
  • Playground Playground
  • Lookout Lookout
  • Power supply Power supply
  • Mobile Phone Coverage Mobile Phone Coverage
  • Parking Parking
  • Bus Bus

Regulation Symbols

  • No Spear Fishing No Spear Fishing
  • No Removing Shellfish No Removing Shellfish
  • Fires Prohibited Fires Prohibited
  • Dogs Must be on a Leash Dogs Must be on a Leash
  • Other
    Other
  • No Dogs Allowed No Dogs Allowed

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.

 

PATROL INFORMATION

No Service: Beach not patrolled out of season There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Education section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.

If this information is inaccurate, please click on the contact us link and advise.

STATISTICS

July 2015 - June 2016

Rescues:
12
First Aids:
11
Preventative Actions:
1513

The following organisations contribute to the above totals: Point Lonsdale SLSC Point Lonsdale (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

Today 7° SW/30.00 km/h

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GEELONG RACECOU (15 km) issued at Mon 3 Aug 12:00

WATER

12

Issued at Sun, August 2 14:09

SWELL FORECAST

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Tuesday
Wednesday
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  • AM
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  • AM
  • SW
    2.5 m
  • SW
    1.7 m
  • SW
    1.2 m
  • SW
    2.2 m
  • SW
    2.2 m

issued at Mon, August 3 04:50

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UV INDEX

2

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TODAY'S TIDE

  • High
    04:34
    1.03m
  • Low
    11:28
    0.24m
  • High
    17:45
    1.13m
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Geelong issued at Mon, August 3 00:00

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