Second Surf - Beach in Cape Paterson Bass Coast VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Second Surf VIC

On the western side of Cape Paterson is a 2 km long, south-west facing, exposed, high energy beach, called Second Surf or Seconds. It is backed by up to several hundred metres of dunes that have blown across the cape toward the town. A walking track leads to... Read more

On the western side of Cape Paterson is a 2 km long, south-west facing, exposed, high energy beach, called Second Surf or Seconds. It is backed by up to several hundred metres of dunes that have blown across the cape toward the town. A walking track leads to the beach from the Cape Paterson SLSC car park.The beach receives waves that are reduced slightly by the offshore reef, and which average 1.4 m. They produce an attached bar cut by rips every 250 m, with some rips permanently located against inshore reefs.

Swimming

Take care on this beach as rips dominate together with some rocks and reefs.

Surfing

A popular spot that works with a moderate to large outside swell, with best conditions over the reefs at high tide.

Fishing

Cape Paterson's best beach for beach fishing, with persistent rip holes and gutters, together with reefs close inshore.

General

This is the surfing beach for Cape Paterson.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Safety section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.

Information

About

Cape Paterson, VIC 3995

Length:
2km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
7/10 (Highly hazardous)

Beach Key:
 vic157

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • Winds
    Winds
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Passenger ferry
  • Train
  • Bus

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.

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