The Colonnades - Beach in Surf Beach Bass Coast VIC - SLS Beachsafe

The Colonnades VIC

The Colonnades is the western extension of Woolamai Surf Beach, with rock reefs in the surf forming the boundary between the two beaches. This section is 900 m long, faces south-west, and is bordered in the west by the red basalt cliffs of Forrest Caves. Columnar basalt in... Read more

The Colonnades is the western extension of Woolamai Surf Beach, with rock reefs in the surf forming the boundary between the two beaches. This section is 900 m long, faces south-west, and is bordered in the west by the red basalt cliffs of Forrest Caves. Columnar basalt in the cliffs gives this location its name. A few rocks and reefs also occur along the beach. The beach is accessible in the east by the road beside the airfield, and in the west via Forrest Caves.

Swimming

An exposed, high energy beach where waves average 1.5 m. Strong rips dominate the wide surf zone, with permanent rips against the reefs. Use extreme care if bathing here, stay close inshore and on the bar, and clear of the rips, rocks and reefs.

Surfing

The reefs and high waves ensure potentially good breaks along this section.

Fishing

There are permanent rip holes against the rocks and reefs which can be fished from the beach.

General

An exposed high energy beach used by surfers and fishers, but unsuitable for safe bathing.

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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:
0.9km

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

Beach Key:
 vic191

Nearby beaches

Hazards

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

Information Symbols

  • Passenger ferry
  • Train
  • Bus

Marine Warnings

Thu, 17 Jan 16:46
Marine Wind Warning Summary for Victoria

Thu, 17 Jan 15:26
Cancellation of Squall Warning


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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