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

Thursday 14, Dec 7:03 pm

Day 23°    Night 17°
18.6°C
Clear

Water Temperature  17°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots shifting west to southwesterly during the morning. Winds reaching up to 30 knots in the afternoon.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the early morning.

Tide

9 am
2.62m
3 am
0.98m
10 pm
2.54m
3 pm
0.67m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:20 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Friday 15, Dec

Day 23°    Night 12°
Sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots early in the morning. Afternoon coastal seabreezes around 15 knots.
Swell: Southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the west.
Seas: breezes around 15 knots.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

10 am
2.50m
4 am
1.13m
11 pm
2.56m
4 pm
0.70m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:20 pm


Weather

Thu 14, Dec to Thu 21, Dec


Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable about 10 knots becoming west to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the day then becoming variable about 10 knots during the evening.
Swell: West to southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the west.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Thu 14th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:20 pm
Fri 15th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:20 pm
Sat 16th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:20 pm
Sun 17th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:20 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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