Woolamai (Surf) Beach is the longest and most exposed beach on Phillip Island, and is the site of the island's only surf lifesaving club, founded in 1959. The beach is 4.2 km long and faces south-west into the high waves and westerly winds. The persistently moderate to high waves average 1.7 m. Together with the fine to medium beach sand, they produce a moderately steep beach face. The 250 m wide surf zone contains an inner bar cut by strong, deep rips every 250 m, with an outer bar cut by more widely spaced rips. The rips usually scour deep holes in the beach, making them highly visible.
The Woolamai Beach Road runs out to the beach and provides parking in the large car park at the surf club.
Beach Length: 3.2km
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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.
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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.