Forrest Bluff West - Beach in Surf Beach Bass Coast VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Forrest Bluff West VIC

Forrest Caves and Bluffs are a section of eroding, red, basalt bluffs. The caves are eroded into the basalt rock platform and are most exposed at low tide. Three beaches occupy this south-west facing, 1.3 km section of coast; all three accessible via the Forrest Bluffs Road. ... Read more

Forrest Caves and Bluffs are a section of eroding, red, basalt bluffs. The caves are eroded into the basalt rock platform and are most exposed at low tide. Three beaches occupy this south-west facing, 1.3 km section of coast; all three accessible via the Forrest Bluffs Road. They receive waves averaging 1.6 m that produce a 200 m wide surf zone, containing strong rips, particularly against the reefs, rocks and bluffs.

Swimming

Use extreme care if bathing at these beaches, as high waves and rips usually dominate. Even in the calmer inner waters of Forrest Caves, strong currents sweep the reefs.

Surfing

There are a number of breaks over the reefs, which tend to be better at high tide. Wave height begins to decrease along here and waves are usually a little smaller than at Woolamai.

Fishing

This is a popular area off the beaches and headlands at high tide and off the rocks and reefs at low tide.

General

These are three exposed beaches with extensive rocks, reefs and rips. Best suited to surfers and fishers.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Safety section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.

Information

About

Surf Beach, VIC 3922

Length:
0.95km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
8/10 (Highly hazardous)

Beach Key:
 vic194

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • Winds
    Winds
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Passenger ferry
  • Train
  • Bus

Marine Warnings

Fri, 28 Jun 16:40
Marine Wind Warning Summary for Victoria

Fri, 28 Jun 16:31
Warning to Sheep Graziers


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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