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POINT FLINDERS

UNPATROLLED BEACH
Beach Number:
vic285
State/Region:
VIC Barwon Heads
Post Code:
3227
Length:
0.05km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
4/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
barwon heads 1  (0.2km) barwon river  (0.3km) raffs  (0.7km) barwon heads 2  (0.9km) ocean grove  (1.8km)

Beach

At Barwon Heads, the coast trends due west for 7 km to Black Rocks. The first 2 km are dominated by calcarenite rocks and reefs, which outcrop on the beach and in the surf. These divide the coast into three beaches. The first (285) is below Point Finders and is a 50 m pocket of sand facing south-east and bordered by rock platforms and reefs. The two Barwon Heads beaches (286, 287) face south and are more exposed, with higher waves and patchy reefs. These conditions result in a wide, low gradient beach, rock flat and surf, with persistent and some permanent rips against the reefs.All three beaches are easily accessible. There is a car park and a lookout on Point Flinders, and car parks on the Torquay Road, which parallels the two Barwon Heads beaches.

Swimming

Point Flinders is relatively safe close inshore, however there are rocks and reefs off the beach. The Barwon Heads beaches are both potentially hazardous, owing to the higher waves, reefs and strong permanent rips.

Surfing

There are several breaks along this section, mostly reef breaks that work best at higher tide, with a low to moderate swell and north winds. Those immediately west of Point Flinders are called The Hole.

Fishing

There are excellent rip holes and gutters next to the reefs, together with rocks and reefs to fish from at low tide.

General

A reef dominated section of coast, most suitable for beach fishing and experienced surfers.

Location

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area Formal parking area
  • 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 12:05:27

     

    PATROL INFORMATION

    There is no beach service this week.

    Hazards

    • Sharks Sharks
    • 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

      Thu, 28 Jul 02:00 am

      GEELONG RACECOU (10 km)


      Shower or two.
      9.50 °C
      NW/22 km/h
      Wind

      Weather information
      ThuFriSatSunMonTue
      15° 15° 16° 16° 15° 13°

      WATER

      12

      Issued at Wed, 27 Jul 14:02

      SWELL FORECAST

      Thursday
      Friday
      Saturday
      Sunday
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • WNW
        28 km/h
        2.2m
      • NW
        25 km/h
        1.8m
      • WNW
        18 km/h
        1.7m
      • W
        14 km/h
        1.6m
      • NNW
        11 km/h
        1.7m
      • NW
        26 km/h
        1.6m
      • NW
        22 km/h
        1.3m
      • NNW
        15 km/h
        1.1m

      Barwon Heads issued at Wed, 27 Jul 21:43

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      Today's Swell Description
      Wind:
      Westerly 20 to 25 knots, reaching 30 knots at times.
      Swell:
      Southwesterly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 3 metres around midday.
      Seas:
      2 to 3 metres.
      Weather:
      Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

      UV INDEX

      2



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      TODAY'S TIDE

      • high
        05:45
        1.64m
      • low
        11:18
        0.29m
      • high
        17:45
        1.66m

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      Barwon Heads issued at Thu, 28 Jul 03:12

      WARNINGS

      TODAY'S RADAR

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