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JAN JUC

Beach UNPATROLLED UNPATROLLED TODAY
Beach Number:
vic298
State/Region:
VIC Jan Juc
Post Code:
3228
Length:
1.2km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
7/10 (Highly hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
princes street  (0.7km) torquay  (0.8km) beach 300  (1.1km) front  (1.2km) deadman  (1.5km)

Beach

Jan Juc Beach is located immediately south of Torquay and is a little more exposed, receiving waves averaging 1.4 m. It extends for 1.2 km between Rocky Point and Bird Rock and faces almost due south, resulting in larger waves. The waves combine with the fine to medium sand to produce a single bar cut by three to four rips, with permanent rips against the rocks at each end.The northern half of the beach is backed by low bluffs, partly covered by dunes. The surf lifesaving club, parking and access, together with Jan Juc Creek, are in the centre, while the narrow, southern half of the beach is backed by 20 m high cliffs. The Jan Juc Surf Life Saving Club was founded in 1963 and annually rescues an average of 30 people.

Swimming

A potentially hazardous beach, owing to the high waves and persistent rips. More suitable for experienced bathers and surfers. Stay between the flags and away from the rips and rocks.

Surfing

Usually variable beach breaks, however Bird Rock can provide excellent rights with a moderate swell and high tide.

Fishing

Best toward the northern end where rip holes are more persistent.

General

Jan Juc is Torquay's second and more exposed surfing beach. Still popular in summer for those escaping the Torquay crowds, however the variable beach and surf conditions warrant extra care.

Location

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area Formal parking area
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Showers Showers
  • Power supply Power supply
  • Mobile Phone Coverage Mobile Phone Coverage
  • Bus Bus

Regulation Symbols

  • No Littering No Littering
  • Dog Litter Must be Picked Up Dog Litter Must be Picked Up
  • No Glass No Glass

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 12:04:59

 

PATROL INFORMATION

There is no beach service this week.

STATISTICS

July 2015 - June 2016

Rescues:
19
First Aids:
18
Preventative Actions:
1324

The following organisations contribute to the above totals: Jan Juc SLSC Jan Juc (Lifeguards)

Hazards

  • Sharks Sharks
  • Winds Winds
  • Fixed rips Fixed rips
  • Flash rips Flash rips
  • Travelling rips Travelling rips
  • Rocks Rocks
  • Shallow Sandbars Shallow Sandbars
  • Long beach Long beach
  • Beach erosion Beach erosion
  • High surf High surf
  • Large unexpected waves Large unexpected waves
  • Strong Currents Strong Currents

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, 03 May 06:00 pm

GEELONG RACECOU (12 km)


Shower or two. Windy.
12.70 °C
WNW/28 km/h
Wind

Weather information
TueWedThuFriSatSun
22° 12° 21° 10° 24° 12° 20° 12° 24° 12° 20° 11°

WATER

17

Issued at Tue, 03 May 14:01

SWELL FORECAST

Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • NNW
    46 km/h
    1.5m
  • WNW
    40 km/h
    2.2m
  • WNW
    26 km/h
    1.8m
  • NW
    27 km/h
    1.6m
  • NNW
    24 km/h
    1.3m
  • NNW
    31 km/h
    1.3m
  • WNW
    23 km/h
    1.3m
  • SSE
    13 km/h
    1m

Jan Juc issued at Mon, 02 May 22:14

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Today's Swell Description
Wind:
Northwesterly 30 to 40 knots turning westerly 30 to 35 knots during the morning.
Swell:
Westerly 3 to 5 metres, increasing to 5 to 7 metres during the afternoon.
Seas:
3 to 4 metres.
Weather:
Cloudy. 95% chance of showers.

UV INDEX

3



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TODAY'S TIDE

  • low
    00:50
    0.41m
  • high
    07:02
    1.32m
  • low
    12:51
    0.36m
  • high
    19:45
    1.49m

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Barwon Heads issued at Tue, 03 May 18:48

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TODAY'S RADAR

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