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

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

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

Wednesday 20, Jun 3:15 pm

Day 14°    Night 5°
5.8°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  15°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northwesterly in the late morning and afternoon.
Swell: East to southeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the east.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

5 am
2.75m
11 am
0.39m
6 pm
3.04m
11 pm
0.61m

UV

Index: 1 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Thursday 21, Jun

Day 14°    Night 6°
Sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the evening.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the east.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

6 am
2.72m
6 pm
2.95m
12 pm
0.55m

UV

Index: 1 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Weather

Wed 20, Jun to Wed 27, Jun


Swell


Wind


Wind: West to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the east.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore during the afternoon.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Wed 20th 1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Thu 21st 1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Fri 22nd 1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Sat 23rd 1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended

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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