Smith - Beach in Smiths Beach Bass Coast VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Smith VIC

Smith Beach is a 1 km long, south-west facing beach that fronts the Smith Beach and Beachcomber Estates. Smith Beach Road runs to a large car park on the 20 m bluffs behind the centre of the beach. The beach receives wave averaging 1 m, which combine with... Read more

Smith Beach is a 1 km long, south-west facing beach that fronts the Smith Beach and Beachcomber Estates. Smith Beach Road runs to a large car park on the 20 m bluffs behind the centre of the beach. The beach receives wave averaging 1 m, which combine with the relatively fine sand to form a wide, low gradient beach, with a wide, shallow attached bar. Rips run out against the eastern reef and the western Smith Point.

Swimming

Moderately safe on the inner portion of the bar and clear of the rocks and rips. Stay in the patrolled area between the flags.

Surfing

The shallow bars produce a wide beach break more suitable for learners.

Fishing

The platforms and reefs at each end offer the best spots.

General

This beach offers a usually gentler surf with strong rips, more suited for families and younger surfers.

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Smiths Beach (Vic) (Lifeguards)

Information

About

Smiths Beach, VIC 3922

Length:
1km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
5/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 vic199

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • Winds
    Winds

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Passenger ferry
  • Train
  • Bus

Weather

Tuesday 20, Nov 3:15 am

Day 25°    Night 18°
20.2°C
Showers. Possible storm

Water Temperature  16°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the morning. Squalls to 45 knots possible with thunderstorms.
Swell: Southeast to southwesterly around 1 metre. 2nd
Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 metre around midday. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

Tide

9 am
2.31m
3 am
1.13m
10 pm
2.18m
3 pm
1.05m

UV

Index: 9 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 5:00 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Wednesday 21, Nov

Day 19°    Night 13°
Showers

Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots shifting west to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots early in the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots in the late evening.
Swell: Southeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the east by early evening. 2nd
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the east in the early morning.

Tide

10 am
2.27m
4 am
1.23m
11 pm
2.32m
4 pm
0.99m

UV

Index: 9 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 5:00 pm


Weather

Tue 20, Nov to Tue 27, Nov


Swell


Wind


Wind: West to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending west to southwesterly during the evening.
Swell: Southeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the east. 2nd
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning. 1st
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers, with possible small hail in the morning and afternoon.

Tide


UV

Tue 20th 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Wed 21st 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 5:00 pm
Thu 22nd 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 4:50 pm
Fri 23rd 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 5:00 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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