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APOLLO BAY

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Beach Number:
vic378
State/Region:
VIC Apollo Bay
Post Code:
3233
Length:
3km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
5/10 (Highly hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
apollo bay harbour  (1.1km) borrow  (1.2km) point bunbury  (1.3km) seafarer  (1.6km) mounts bay  (1.8km)

Beach

Apollo Bay is the southernmost town on the Great Ocean Road. It is fronted by a 3 km long, east facing, relatively safe beach, which is very popular during the summer holidays. The beach is protected by its orientation, Point Bunbury and the Apollo Bay Boat Harbour seawalls. As a result of this protection, the southern end of the beach has built out tens of metres along the northern harbour wall. Shoaling of the harbour has been a continual problem since it was constructed in the 1950s, with dredging often taking place.The beach receives waves averaging 1 m at the southern end, which slowly increase in height up the beach. The southern end is safest, with a usually continuous, attached, shallow bar and few rips. Rip size and intensity increase up the beach. The Apollo Bay Surf Life Saving Club was founded in 1952 and averages 8 rescues annually.

Swimming

Relatively safe along the southern end and in front of the surf lifesaving club, so it's best to stay here and between the flags. Be careful of higher waves and rips further up the beach.

Surfing

Usually low to moderate beach breaks of variable quality. Westerly winds blow offshore. During big swell a small right hander runs down the western Harbour Wall.

Fishing

Best beach fishing is up the beach where the rips are more persistent.

General

An attractive town and beach, offering relative safe bathing and a beach sheltered from the westerlies.

Location

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area Formal parking area
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Disabled Toilets Disabled Toilets
  • Dressing shed Dressing shed
  • Showers Showers
  • Shops Shops
  • Public phone Public phone
  • Park Park
  • BBQ BBQ
  • Picnic Picnic
  • Shelters Shelters
  • Playground Playground
  • Camping Camping
  • Caravan park Caravan park
  • Boat ramp Boat ramp
  • Skate park Skate park
  • Cafe Cafe
  • Bike path Bike path
  • Mobile Phone Coverage Mobile Phone Coverage
  • Bus Bus

Regulation Symbols

  • Camping Prohibited Camping Prohibited
  • No Parking No Parking
  • No Dogs Allowed No Dogs Allowed

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 01/02 Tue 02/02 Wed 03/02 Thu 04/02 Fri 05/02 Sat 06/02 Sun 07/02
Apollo Bay SLSC
13:30
-
16:30
10:00
-
16:00

STATISTICS

July 2015 - June 2016

Rescues:
0
First Aids:
0
Preventative Actions:
218

The following organisations contribute to the above totals: Apollo Bay SLSC Apollo Bay (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

Sun, 07 Feb 06:00 am

CAPE OTWAY AWS (12 km)


Mostly sunny.
16.90 °C
WNW/22 km/h
Wind

Weather information
SunMonTueWedThuFri
27° 16° 24° 16° 23° 14° 22° 14° 21° 15° 21° 14°

WATER

19

Issued at Sat, 06 Feb 15:03

SWELL FORECAST

Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • WSW
    15 km/h
    1.1m
  • SW
    25 km/h
    1.2m
  • S
    21 km/h
    1.1m
  • S
    20 km/h
    0.9m
  • S
    11 km/h
    1.1m
  • S
    16 km/h
    1.3m
  • SSW
    11 km/h
    1.3m
  • SSW
    19 km/h
    1.4m

Apollo Bay issued at Sat, 06 Feb 19:11

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Today's Swell Description
Wind:
Variable about 10 knots becoming southwesterly 10 to 15 knots before dawn then tending southerly at 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon and evening.
Swell:
Southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Seas:
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the afternoon.
Weather:
Partly cloudy.

UV INDEX

11



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TODAY'S TIDE

  • Low
    04:04
    1.38m
  • High
    10:24
    1.78m
  • Low
    16:15
    0.76m
  • High
    23:57
    2.12m

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Lorne issued at Sun, 07 Feb 00:00

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TODAY'S RADAR

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