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POINT IMPOSSIBLE

UNPATROLLED BEACH
Beach Number:
vic293
State/Region:
VIC Breamlea
Post Code:
3227
Length:
0.1km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
5/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
breamlea  (0.9km) whites  (1.4km) buckleys bay  (1.6km) bancoora  (2km) fishermans  (2.8km)

Beach

Point Impossible is a low, calcarenite point, capped by 10 m high foredunes and bordered by the mouth of Thompson Creek. The gravel road from Torquay runs out to the point, where there is a large car park. A small beach (Point Impossible Beach) lies in front of the car park and forms the western boundary of Thompson Creek. A foreshore reserve and the road back the 4.5 km long Whites Beach, with car parks and access tracks across the dune. The eastern section of the beach, just back from the point, is an official Optional Dress (nude) Beach.The beach faces south-east and is protected to the south by Point Danger, and along the central-eastern section by extensive rock reefs. As a result, waves average 1 m at the beach and usually produce a continuous, shallow bar only cut by rips during and following high seas.

Swimming

The small Point Impossible Beach varies with wave and tide conditions. Take care if swimming here and watch the deeper tidal channel and currents. Whites Beach is a moderately safe beach close inshore, in lee of the reefs. Watch for rips during higher waves, particularly near the reefs and rocks.

Surfing

Usually low shorebreaks along the beach. However during big winter swell, many surfers head for Point Impossible, where there are two breaks. These are Insides against the car park and creek, when waves are up to 1.5 m; and Outsides on the outer reef, when waves are higher.

Fishing

The point and creek mouth are the most popular spots, with the beach tending to be shallow.

General

A natural beach next to the popular town of Torquay, used by those who want to get away from the more crowded (and clothed) town beaches.

Location

Information Symbols

  • 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 12:05:23

     

    PATROL INFORMATION

    There is no beach service this week.

    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, 01 Sep 01:00 am

        GEELONG RACECOU (9 km)


        Shower or two.
        10.80 °C
        WNW/4 km/h
        Wind

        Weather information
        ThuFriSatSunMonTue
        16° 15° 15° 16° 17° 17°

        WATER

        12

        Issued at Wed, 31 Aug 14:03

        SWELL FORECAST

        Thursday
        Friday
        Saturday
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • WNW
          12 km/h
          1.3m
        • S
          11 km/h
          1.3m
        • SE
          9 km/h
          1.2m
        • SE
          13 km/h
          1.3m
        • S
          15 km/h
          1.3m
        • SW
          20 km/h
          1.3m
        • W
          15 km/h
        • SW
          8 km/h

        Breamlea issued at Tue, 30 Aug 22:43

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        Today's Swell Description
        Wind:
        West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning south to southeasterly below 10 knots during the morning.
        Swell:
        Southwesterly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 3 metres during the morning.
        Seas:
        Around 1 metre.
        Weather:
        Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

        UV INDEX

        TODAY'S TIDE

        • low
          04:41
          0.12m
        • high
          11:25
          1.52m
        • low
          17:21
          0.37m
        • high
          23:36
          1.40m

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        Barwon Heads issued at Thu, 01 Sep 01:59

        WARNINGS

        TODAY'S RADAR

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