The Channel

Unpatrolled Unpatrolled

The Channel is a small, 50 m long beach fronted by a near continuous intertidal rock platform, with just a narrow, 5 m wide, straight channel through the centre of the platform. It is located immediately east of the main Cape Paterson Surf Beach and can easily be accessed... Read more

The Channel is a small, 50 m long beach fronted by a near continuous intertidal rock platform, with just a narrow, 5 m wide, straight channel through the centre of the platform. It is located immediately east of the main Cape Paterson Surf Beach and can easily be accessed along the beach. Waves average about 1 m and the beach face is steep and narrow at high tide, and fronted by exposed rock at low tide, apart from the surging channel.

Swimming

Only at high tide, but still be careful of the rocks.

Surfing

There is a right hand reef break off the platform that is very popular with the locals.

Fishing

A popular spot with excellent rock platforms and of course the channel itself.

General

A more secluded beach near the main surfing beach, most suitable for sunbathing, surfing on the reef and fishing, but not for bathing.

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TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
14°C
Water
16°C
UV Rating
10 / 11

Hazards

Sharks
Sharks
Topographic rips
Topographic rips
High Tide Range
High Tide Range

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Saturday, 27 Nov 11:08

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.


Cape Paterson, VIC 3995
Length: 0.05km
General Hazard Rating: 6/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: vic155
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Beach at capacity
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Beach nearing capacity
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