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WYE RIVER

Beach UNPATROLLED UNPATROLLED TODAY
Beach Number:
vic351
State/Region:
VIC Separation Creek
Post Code:
3221
Length:
0.2km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
7/10 (Highly hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
wye river south  (0.2km) separation creek south  (0.3km) separation creek  (0.5km) point sturt south 1  (0.5km) point sturt south 2  (0.6km)

Beach

The Wye River flows out through a narrow valley to deposit the sand that forms this 200 m long beach. A small settlement of the same name backs the beach. The beach is bordered by high valley slopes, with the Great Ocean Road winding behind, and sandstone rock platforms and reefs fringing each end. A caravan park, car park and the surf lifesaving club (founded in 1958) all lie between the road and the beach.The beach faces south-east and receives waves averaging 1.4 m, that produce a wide, low gradient single bar, with strong permanent rips against the rocks at each end of the small beach.

Swimming

A potentially hazardous beach, owing to the moderate waves, strong rips and reefs. Stay in the centre on the bar and between the flags, as an average of 26 people are rescued annually on this small beach.

Surfing

A popular and very visible spot. The beach breaks are popular under low swell with less experienced surfers, while bigger swell tends to close out across the bay. Best at high tide.

Fishing

A popular spot with good access to the river, river mouth and permanent rip holes against the rocks. As a result, there is a choice of river, beach or rock fishing.

General

A small, but highly visible, and relatively popular spot in summer, with the added attraction of the surf club patrols.

Location

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area Formal parking area
  • Drinking water Drinking water
  • Dressing shed Dressing shed
  • Showers Showers
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Shops Shops
  • Public phone Public phone
  • Playground Playground
  • 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 12:05:17

     

    PATROL INFORMATION

    There is no beach service this week.

    STATISTICS

    July 2015 - June 2016

    Rescues:
    6
    First Aids:
    5
    Preventative Actions:
    246

    The following organisations contribute to the above totals: Wye River SLSC Wye River (Lifeguards)

    Hazards

    • Sharks Sharks
    • Topographic rips Topographic rips
    • Winds Winds

    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, 31 May 07:00 am

    AIREYS INLET AW (16 km)


    Sunny.
    5.50 °C
    NNW/13 km/h
    Wind

    Weather information
    TueWedThuFriSatSun
    14° 14° 15° 15° 15° 15° 10°

    WATER

    15

    Issued at Mon, 30 May 14:06

    SWELL FORECAST

    Tuesday
    Wednesday
    Thursday
    Friday
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • NE
      12 km/h
      0.8m
    • NE
      12 km/h
      0.9m
    • NNE
      6 km/h
      1.4m
    • ENE
      7 km/h
      2m
    • E
      4 km/h
      2.2m
    • E
      9 km/h
      2.1m
    • E
      4 km/h
      1.2m
    • E
      7 km/h
      1.2m

    Separation Creek issued at Tue, 31 May 02:18

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    Today's Swell Description
    Wind:
    Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
    Swell:
    Westerly 2 to 2.5 metres, tending southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres later in the evening.
    Seas:
    1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
    Weather:
    Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower in the far west, near zero chance elsewhere.

    UV INDEX

    2



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    TODAY'S TIDE

    • high
      05:46
      2.06m
    • low
      11:16
      0.93m
    • high
      18:13
      2.28m

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    Lorne issued at Tue, 31 May 08:12

    WARNINGS

    TODAY'S RADAR

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