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13th

Beach UNPATROLLED PATROLLED UNPATROLLED BEACH TODAY
Beach Number:
vic288
Includes Beaches:
13th
State/Region:
VIC - Connewarre
Post Code:
3227
General Beach Hazard Rating:
6/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach

Thirteenth Beach is part of the 7 km long section of coast between Barwon Heads and Black Rock. It occupies the western 4.5 km and faces essentially due south. The beach receives waves averaging 1.5 m, is moderately sloping and is fronted by a single bar, dominated by rips every 250 m. The beach is backed by a vegetated foredune for most of its length, and the Barwon Heads to Torquay Road. The best access is provided at the surf lifesaving club, with additional car parks and access tracks located along the road. The surf club, founded in 1961, is the only development on what is a relatively natural beach. Its members rescue 5 people on average each year.

Swimming

Rips are a common feature of the beach, with safest bathing on the bars in the patrolled area. Strong permanent rips lie east of the surf club. The western end is adjacent to the Black Rock sewer outlet and should be avoided.

Surfing

A popular surfing beach with low to moderate swell providing numerous beach breaks, all readily accessible from the main road. One of the more popular areas is in front of the shipping beacon, known as The Beacon. Best with northerly winds.

Fishing

A good, natural spot for beach fishing, with good road access to the numerous rip holes that persist along the beach.

General

A relatively undeveloped beach, more popular with surfers and bathers who want a patrolled beach away from the crowds.

Parking

Type:
Formal parking area
Spaces:
50

Location

Information Symbols

  • Parking Parking
  • Bus Bus
  • Train Train
  • Passenger ferry Passenger ferry

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

There is no beach service this week.

STATISTICS

July 2014 - June 2015

Rescues:
0
First Aids:
0
Preventative Actions:
0

The following organisations contribute to the above totals:

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 16° wind SSE/15 km/h

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22°12° 29°12° 21°12° 23°10° 21°12° 19°

GEELONG RACECOU (14 km) issued at Thu 23 Oct 16:30 (EST)

WATER

15

Issued at Thu, October 23 13:00

SWELL FORECAST

Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • SW
    0.5 m
  • SSW
    0.7 m
  • SW
    0.5 m
  • SE
    1.4 m
  • SE
    0.7 m

Connewarre issued at Wed, October 22 23:00 (EST)

UV INDEX

7

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TODAY'S TIDE

No tide data is currently available from the Bureau of Meteorology for this location

WARNINGS

TODAY'S RADAR

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