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13TH

Beach UNPATROLLED UNPATROLLED TODAY
Beach Number:
vic288
State/Region:
VIC Connewarre
Post Code:
3227
Length:
4.5km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
6/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
black rocks  (1.5km) barwon heads 2  (1.7km) barwon heads 1  (2.5km) barwon river  (2.5km) bancoora  (2.5km)

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.

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 12:04:51

     

    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: Barwon Heads/13th Beach SLSC Barwon Heads/13th Beach (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

    Wed, 24 Aug 04:00 pm

    GEELONG RACECOU (9 km)


    Possible shower.
    11.20 °C
    SSE/15 km/h
    Wind

    Weather information
    WedThuFriSatSunMon
    14° 13° 14° 16° 18° 17°

    WATER

    12

    Issued at Wed, 24 Aug 13:59

    SWELL FORECAST

    Wednesday
    Thursday
    Friday
    Saturday
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • SW
      8 km/h
      1.5m
    • SSW
      14 km/h
      1.3m
    • WSW
      19 km/h
      0.9m
    • SSW
      20 km/h
      1.5m
    • WSW
      16 km/h
      1.7m
    • W
      15 km/h
      1.7m
    • NW
      17 km/h
      1.8m
    • NNW
      20 km/h
      1.7m

    Connewarre issued at Tue, 23 Aug 22:03

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    Today's Swell Description
    Wind:
    South to southwesterly below 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the morning.
    Swell:
    Southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
    Seas:
    Below 1 metre.
    Weather:
    Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

    UV INDEX

    TODAY'S TIDE

    • high
      03:50
      1.79m
    • low
      09:38
      0.19m
    • high
      16:02
      1.80m
    • low
      22:27
      0.12m

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    Barwon Heads issued at Wed, 24 Aug 16:23

    WARNINGS

    TODAY'S RADAR

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