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OCEAN GROVE

Beach UNPATROLLED UNPATROLLED TODAY
Beach Number:
vic283B
Includes Beaches:
collendina - raffs collendina raffs
State/Region:
VIC Ocean Grove
Post Code:
3226
Length:
2km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
6/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
raffs  (1.3km) barwon river  (1.7km) point flinders  (1.8km) barwon heads 1  (1.9km) collendina - raffs  (2.3km)

Beach

Ocean Grove Beach is located in the centre of the 9.5 km long beach that curves in a broad, south facing arc from Point Lonsdale to the Barwon River mouth. The Ocean Grove section is 2 km long and faces south-east. Some protection is offered by Barwon Heads and the beach receives waves averaging 1.4 m. These waves interact with the fine beach sand to produce a wide, low gradient beach face, fronted by a 300 m wide surf zone that contains strong rips every 250 m. During moderate waves, the rips increase in size and intensity toward Collendina, while decreasing toward Barwon Heads. At low tide, the beach and exposed bar can be over 100 m wide, with the deeper rip channels clearly visible.The town of Ocean Grove backs the beach, with a wide, well-arranged foreshore reserve between the town and the beach. It provides extensive parking, together with most beach amenities. The good parking and easy access, together with the surf club patrols and slightly lower waves make this a popular summer beach. The Ocean Grove Surf Life Saving Club was formed in 1948 and performs an average of 8 rescues each year.

Swimming

A moderately safe beach, particularly during average summer conditions, when extensive bars dominate. Best at high tide, however watch the rips, particularly at low tide. Best to stay between the flags.

Surfing

Usually has wide, moderate to low beach breaks; more popular with summer surfers.

Fishing

Best to go up the beach away from the summer crowds, and where rip holes are more common.

General

A popular summer beach, which can hold a large crowd. It has a wide, shallow surf zone with rips increasing up the beach, so it is best to stay near the surf club and bathe in the patrolled area.

Location

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area Formal parking area
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Kiosk Kiosk
  • Park Park
  • 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 12:04:55

     

    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: Ocean Grove SLSC Ocean Grove (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

    Tue, 30 Aug 11:00 am

    GEELONG RACECOU (10 km)


    Rain at times.
    12.70 °C
    NNE/13 km/h
    Wind

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

    WATER

    11

    Issued at Mon, 29 Aug 14:03

    SWELL FORECAST

    Tuesday
    Wednesday
    Thursday
    Friday
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • NE
      25 km/h
      1.5m
    • NNE
      37 km/h
      1.5m
    • S
      17 km/h
      1.2m
    • WNW
      21 km/h
      1.4m
    • WNW
      15 km/h
      1.5m
    • SSE
      7 km/h
      1.4m
    • SE
      13 km/h
      1.4m
    • SSE
      25 km/h
      1.8m

    Ocean Grove issued at Mon, 29 Aug 19:09

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    Today's Swell Description
    Wind:
    Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore during the morning and early afternoon. Winds turning northerly in the middle of the day.
    Swell:
    Southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
    Seas:
    1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre by early evening.
    Weather:
    Cloudy. 90% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm in the far west at night.

    UV INDEX

    TODAY'S TIDE

    • low
      02:26
      0.13m
    • high
      09:17
      1.47m
    • low
      14:57
      0.50m
    • high
      21:14
      1.31m

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    Barwon Heads issued at Tue, 30 Aug 11:21

    WARNINGS

    TODAY'S RADAR

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