Petrel Rock - Beach in Inverloch Bass Coast VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Petrel Rock VIC

Petrel Rock is a sandstone reef lying off the western end of a 1.8 km long, south to south-east facing beach. The beach extends from the sand and inlet at Point Norman to the rocky bluffs in lee of the reef. It consists of a narrow, crenulate high... Read more

Petrel Rock is a sandstone reef lying off the western end of a 1.8 km long, south to south-east facing beach. The beach extends from the sand and inlet at Point Norman to the rocky bluffs in lee of the reef. It consists of a narrow, crenulate high tide beach fronted by a wide, continuous bar. This becomes increasingly replaced by rock flats to the south, to become a platform beach. The Cape Paterson Road runs along the back of the beach, with a low foredune right behind the beach. There is access, parking and a boat ramp at Flat Rock.

Swimming

A moderately safe beach when waves are low, however higher waves will produce a strong sweep along the beach, together with rips. Waves and currents intensify close to the inlet mouth at Point Norman.

Surfing

Usually a low wide shorebreak, with a left hand break off the tidal shoals seaward of Point Norman.

Fishing

Most of this beach is shallow and exposed at low tide.

General

A lower energy, protected beach right next to the main road.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Inverloch, VIC 3996

Length:
1.8km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
5/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 vic145

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • High Tide Range
    High Tide Range
  • Winds
    Winds
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Drinking water
  • Toilets
  • Bus
  • Train
  • Passenger ferry
  • Boat ramp

Weather

Friday 20, Apr 2:48 pm

Day 20°    Night 11°
15.4°C
Mostly sunny

Water Temperature  18°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable about 10 knots tending east to southeasterly during the afternoon then tending east to northeasterly during the late evening. Afternoon inshore seabreezes 10 to 15 knots.
Swell: West to southwesterly below 1 metre.
Seas: breezes 10 to 15 knots.
Weather: Partly cloudy. Areas of morning fog in the east with reduced visibility.

Tide

3 am
2.80m
9 am
0.20m
4 pm
3.16m
10 pm
0.76m

UV

Index: 3 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 10:40 am to 1:40 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Saturday 21, Apr

Day 22°    Night 11°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: East to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the evening. Afternoon inshore seabreezes 10 to 15 knots.
Swell: West to southwesterly below 1 metre.
Seas: breezes 10 to 15 knots.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

4 am
2.79m
10 am
0.17m
5 pm
3.12m
10 pm
0.77m

UV

Index: 4 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 10:30 am to 1:40 pm


Weather

Fri 20, Apr to Fri 27, Apr


Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable at 5 to 10 knots.
Swell: West to southwesterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide


UV

Fri 20th 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm
Sat 21st 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:30 am to 1:40 pm
Sun 22nd 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:30 am to 1:50 pm
Mon 23rd 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:40 am to 1:40 pm

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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