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

Saturday 19, Aug 9:38 am

Day 12°    Night 6°
11.5°C
Possible shower

Wind: Southerly 15 to 25 knots turning southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the morning.
Swell: West to southwesterly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to around 1 metre by early evening. 2nd
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. 1st
Weather: Mostly sunny. 50% chance of showers.

Tide

9 am
2.72m
2 am
0.27m
9 pm
2.58m
3 pm
1.01m

UV

Index: 3 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 11:40 am to 1:20 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Sunday 20, Aug

Day 13°    Night 6°
Possible morning shower

Wind: Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending westerly in the morning then decreasing to about 10 knots in the late afternoon.
Swell: Southeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres in the east. 2nd
Seas: Around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre by early evening. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

Tide

10 am
2.72m
3 am
0.34m
10 pm
2.55m
4 pm
1.05m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Weather

Sat 19, Aug to Sat 26, Aug


Wind: North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning.
Swell: Southeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres inshore.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

Sat 19th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Sun 20th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Mon 21st 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Tue 22nd 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 11:40 am to 1:20 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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