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BANCOORA

Beach UNPATROLLED UNPATROLLED TODAY
Beach Number:
vic290
State/Region:
VIC Connewarre
Post Code:
3227
Length:
1km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
5/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
buckleys bay  (0.4km) black rocks  (1km) breamlea  (1.1km) point impossible  (2km) 13th  (2.5km)

Beach

Bancoora Beach is a 1 km long, south-east facing beach located between low, basaltic, rocky points and reefs, and backed by a natural, vegetated foredune. The Bancoora Surf Life Saving Club and car park are located behind the foredune, leaving the beach in an attractive natural state.The beach receives waves averaging 1.3 m, which usually cut three rips across the 80 m wide single bar and surf zone. Higher waves intensify the rips, with strong permanent rips running out against the rocks at each end. On average, 10 people are rescued here each year.

Swimming

An attractive, moderately safe, patrolled beach, particularly during lower summer swell. Stay on the bars in the patrolled area, and avoid the strong rips near the rocks.

Surfing

Usually a low to moderate beach break, with a right hand point break out on the southern point during higher swell.

Fishing

Popular in summer with the campers. Offers both beach fishing with some rip holes and rock fishing off the points.

General

An out of the way, relatively natural beach, more popular in summer when the nearby caravan park is full and the beach is patrolled. It is only used by surfers in winter.

Location

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area Formal parking area
  • Drinking water Drinking water
  • Showers Showers
  • 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 12:05:00

     

    PATROL INFORMATION

    There is no beach service this week.

    STATISTICS

    July 2015 - June 2016

    Rescues:
    22
    First Aids:
    5
    Preventative Actions:
    439

    The following organisations contribute to the above totals: Bancoora SLSC Bancoora (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, 24 May 11:00 am

    GEELONG RACECOU (8 km)


    Late rain.
    13.40 °C
    W/13 km/h
    Wind

    Weather information
    WedThuFriSatSunMon
    18° 15° 15° 15° 15° 16°

    WATER

    15

    Issued at Mon, 23 May 14:02

    SWELL FORECAST

    Wednesday
    Thursday
    Friday
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • ENE
      19 km/h
      1m
    • S
      25 km/h
      0.7m
    • WNW
      12 km/h
      0.8m
    • SW
      15 km/h
      1.6m
    • W
      16 km/h
      1.6m
    • SSW
      9 km/h
      1.3m
    • WSW
      13 km/h
    • WSW
      23 km/h

    Connewarre issued at Mon, 23 May 23:39

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    Today's Swell Description
    Wind:
    Northerly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots in the morning then shifting southwesterly 15 to 25 knots from the west during the evening.
    Swell:
    Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning, then tending westerly 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon.
    Seas:
    1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres later in the evening.
    Weather:
    Cloudy. 80% chance of rain.

    UV INDEX

    2



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    TODAY'S TIDE

    • high
      01:29
      1.48m
    • low
      08:00
      0.14m
    • high
      14:15
      1.87m
    • low
      20:15
      0.39m

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    Barwon Heads issued at Wed, 25 May 09:26

    WARNINGS

    TODAY'S RADAR

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