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

Marine Warnings

Sun, 22 Oct 05:10
Marine Wind Warning Summary for Victoria

Weather

Sunday 22, Oct 6:22 am

Day 17°    Night 11°
11.9°C
A few showers

Water Temperature  14°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: West to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots.
Swell: West to southwesterly below 1 metre.
Seas: 2 to 2.5 metres.
Weather: Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Tide

3 am
2.96m
9 am
0.80m
3 pm
2.71m
9 pm
0.41m

UV

Index: 7 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:10 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Monday 23, Oct

Day 18°    Night 10°
Possible light shower

Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 15 to 25 knots easing to 10 to 15 knots at night. Afternoon coastal seabreezes to 15 knots.
Swell: South to southwesterly below 1 metre.
Seas: breezes to 15 knots.
Weather: Cloudy. 20% chance of a light shower.

Tide

4 am
3.03m
10 am
0.77m
4 pm
2.72m
10 pm
0.37m

UV

Index: 8 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:20 pm


Weather

Sun 22, Oct to Sun 29, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 10 to 15 knots tending southwesterly during the afternoon then becoming variable about 10 knots during the evening.
Swell: West to southwesterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather: Cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.

Tide


UV

Sun 22nd 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:10 pm
Mon 23rd 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:20 pm
Tue 24th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:10 pm
Wed 25th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:10 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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