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

Tuesday 20, Feb 2:56 pm

Day 26°    Night 14°
14.2°C
Sunny

Water Temperature  19°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Easterly 15 to 25 knots.
Swell: Northeast to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending east to northeasterly around 1 metre by early evening.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather: Cloudy.

Tide

4 am
2.86m
10 am
0.57m
5 pm
2.72m
10 pm
0.55m

UV

Index: 11 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 5:10 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Wednesday 21, Feb

Day 28°    Night 13°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: East to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots easing to 10 to 15 knots for a period in the afternoon.
Swell: East to northeasterly around 1 metre.
Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

5 am
2.84m
11 am
0.46m
5 pm
2.75m
11 pm
0.61m

UV

Index: 10 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 5:10 pm


Weather

Tue 20, Feb to Tue 27, Feb


Swell


Wind


Wind: Easterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching 20 knots at times over southeastern waters.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the east.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the east.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Tue 20th 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 5:10 pm
Wed 21st 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 5:10 pm
Thu 22nd 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 5:10 pm
Fri 23rd 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 5:10 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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