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Surf Beach and the two beaches either side of Surfies Point are located between basalt and calcarenite rock platforms and reefs. The beaches are accessible via the Surf Beach and Sunderland Bay housing estates, with parking either end of Surf Beach and on Surfies Point. The three beaches... Read more

Surf Beach and the two beaches either side of Surfies Point are located between basalt and calcarenite rock platforms and reefs. The beaches are accessible via the Surf Beach and Sunderland Bay housing estates, with parking either end of Surf Beach and on Surfies Point. The three beaches face south-south-west and all receive waves averaging between 1 and 1.6 m. The waves interact with the sand, rocks and reefs to produce both good reef and point surf, and strong beach and reef rips. Surf Beach usually has permanent rips against each end, while Surfies Point East has similar rips, together with one to two strong central rips. West of the point the waves break over wide reefs and although low at the shore, there are strong currents over the reefs.

Swimming

Beware of the strong rips on all three beaches; stay close inshore and clear of the rips and reefs.

Surfing

Surfies Point is, as the name suggests, a very popular and accessible spot. The right hand wave breaks over reefs off the point and can hold to up to 2.5 m. On the west side of the point is a more critical reef break called the Express.

Fishing

These three beaches offer small headlands, rock platforms, rocks and reefs, together with rips on the beach running out against the reefs.

General

A popular surfing and fishing area, not suitable for safe bathing.

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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.

TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
17°C
Water
16°C
UV Rating
10 / 11

Hazards

Sharks
Sharks
Topographic rips
Topographic rips
Winds
Winds

Strong Currents

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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.


Surf Beach, VIC 3922
Length: 0.4km
General Hazard Rating: 7/10 (Highly hazardous)
Beach Key: vic195
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