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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

    Patrol Information
      Mon 26/09 Tue 27/09 Wed 28/09 Thu 29/09 Fri 30/09 Sat 01/10 Sun 02/10
    Birubi Point SLSC
    09:00
    -
    17:00
    09:00
    -
    17:00

    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) Birubi Point SLSC

    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

    Thu, 29 Sep 12:00 am

    GEELONG RACECOU (9 km)


    Rain easing.
    13.80 °C
    NE/20 km/h
    Wind

    Weather information
    ThuFriSatSunMonTue
    16° 16° 18° 23° 10° 17° 18°

    WATER

    14

    Issued at Wed, 28 Sep 14:24

    SWELL FORECAST

    Thursday
    Friday
    Saturday
    Sunday
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • SE
      31 km/h
      1.4m
    • ENE
      28 km/h
      1.3m
    • NE
      14 km/h
      1m
    • SSW
      7 km/h
      1.1m
    • WNW
      19 km/h
      1.2m
    • WNW
      20 km/h
      1.2m
    • ENE
      21 km/h
      0.8m
    • SSW
      23 km/h
      0.7m
    • WSW
      18 km/h

    Connewarre issued at Wed, 28 Sep 22:59

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    Today's Swell Description
    Wind:
    Northeasterly 25 to 30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots offshore. Winds shifting north to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots early in the morning then easing to 15 to 20 knots by midday. Winds then tending northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon then tending easterly in the evening.
    Swell:
    Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres, tending westerly 3 to 5 metres during the afternoon. 2nd
    Seas:
    2 to 4 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday. 1st
    Weather:
    Cloudy. 95% chance of rain. Rain heavy at times in the morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

    UV INDEX

    5



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    TODAY'S TIDE

    • low
      03:11
      0.31m
    • high
      09:59
      1.45m
    • low
      15:59
      0.44m
    • high
      22:24
      1.40m

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    Barwon Heads issued at Thu, 29 Sep 01:20

    WARNINGS

    TODAY'S RADAR

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