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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 2016 - June 2017

    Rescues:
    0
    First Aids:
    0
    Preventative Actions:
    0

    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

    Fri, 30 Sep 06:00 am

    GEELONG RACECOU (8 km)


    Shower or two.
    9.90 °C
    NNE/6 km/h
    Wind

    Weather information
    FriSatSunMonTueWed
    16° 18° 23° 10° 17° 17° 19° 10°

    WATER

    14

    Issued at Thu, 29 Sep 14:24

    SWELL FORECAST

    Friday
    Saturday
    Sunday
    Monday
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • NE
      21 km/h
      1.1m
    • SW
      12 km/h
      1.2m
    • WNW
      28 km/h
      1.5m
    • NW
      25 km/h
      1.4m
    • NE
      20 km/h
      0.8m
    • ENE
      22 km/h
      0.7m
    • NW
      23 km/h
      1.3m
    • WNW
      32 km/h
      2.1m
    • NW
      29 km/h

    Connewarre issued at Thu, 29 Sep 17:58

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    Today's Swell Description
    Wind:
    Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending south to southwesterly during the morning then tending westerly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. West to northwesterly winds increasing to 15 to 25 knots during the evening and reaching up to 30 knots in the far west at night.
    Swell:
    Westerly 3 to 4 metres, tending southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres during the morning.
    Seas:
    Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres by early evening.
    Weather:
    Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm inshore in the afternoon.

    UV INDEX

    6



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    TODAY'S TIDE

    • low
      04:18
      0.31m
    • high
      10:59
      1.47m
    • low
      17:05
      0.37m
    • high
      23:27
      1.49m

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    Barwon Heads issued at Fri, 30 Sep 06:22

    WARNINGS

    TODAY'S RADAR

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