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Jan Juc

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Beach Number:
vic298
Includes Beaches:
Jan Juc
State/Region:
VIC - Jan Juc
Post Code:
3228
General Beach Hazard Rating:
7/10 (Highly hazardous)

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.

Parking

Type:
Formal parking area
Surface:
Sealed
Spaces:
100

Location

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  • Toilets Toilets
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Showers Showers
  • Power supply
    Power supply
  • Mobile Phone Coverage Mobile Phone Coverage
  • Parking Parking
  • 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.

 

PATROL INFORMATION

Patrol Information
  Mon 14/04 Tue 15/04 Wed 16/04 Thu 17/04 Fri 18/04 Sat 19/04 Sun 20/04
Jan Juc SLSC
          13:00
- 17:00
10:30
- 16:00

STATISTICS

July 2013 - June 2014

Rescues:
9
First Aids:
25
Preventative Actions:
445

The following organisations contribute to the above totals: Jan Juc 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

Today 16° wind SW/13 km/h

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AIREYS INLET AW (23 km) issued at Thu 17 Apr 19:00 (EST)

WATER

18

Issued at Thu, April 17 13:00

SWELL FORECAST

Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • SW
    0.6 m
  • SW
    0.5 m
  • SW
    0.6 m
  • SSW
    0.5 m
  • SSE
    0.7 m

Jan Juc issued at Wed, April 16 22:00 (EST)

UV INDEX

5

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TODAY'S TIDE

  • High
    4:16
    0.95m
  • Low
    10:59
    0.22m
  • High
    17:21
    1.05m
  • Low
    23:31
    0.45m
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Geelong issued at Thu, April 17 00:00 (Local Time)

WARNINGS

TODAY'S RADAR

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