Half Moon Bay - Beach in Black Rock Bayside VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Half Moon Bay VIC

Half Moon Bay receives its name from its crescentic shape. The 350 m long bay faces north in the southern corner, then swings around to face west along the northern section. Due to the partially protected nature of the bay, it has long been a site for boating.... Read more

Half Moon Bay receives its name from its crescentic shape. The 350 m long bay faces north in the southern corner, then swings around to face west along the northern section. Due to the partially protected nature of the bay, it has long been a site for boating. It has a boat launching ramp, a 100 m long jetty, and off the jetty are the remains of HMVS Cerberus which was grounded in 1926, to provide additional shelter for the boats.The beach is relatively protected in the southern corner and extensive sand shoals lie off the beach, necessitating the need for the long jetty. The bars narrow but continue up the beach, where they may be cut by deeper rip channels. High waves will produce strong currents in the rips and against the northern rocks at Red Bluff.The Half Moon Bay Surf Life Saving Club was founded in 1910 and is the oldest in the state. It is located in the southern corner of the beach, next to a few boat sheds and the Black Rock Yacht Club. There is extensive parking for both clubs and the boat ramp on the point, with additional parking on the northern bluffs, as well as walkways down to the beach.

Swimming

A relatively safe beach in the southern corner, with deeper water and more rip channels toward the north. Best to stay close inshore in the patrolled area, just north of the surf club, as there is an average of 18 rescues a year at the beach.

Surfing

Waves break over the northern bars and reefs during strong westerly winds and accompanying waves.

Fishing

The Pier is the most popular location, with the best beach fishing toward the northern end.

General

This beach has a very active and accessible southern corner, with a more natural and quieter northern section. Access and parking are good at both ends. Care should be taken if near the remains of the Cerberus, as it is deteriorating badly.

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Half Moon Bay SLSC

Information

About

Black Rock, VIC 3193

Includes beaches:
Black Rock, Black Rock Point, Sandringham, Hampton, Brighton, Holloway, Dendy Street, Middle Brighton, Middle Brighton Baths

Length:
0.35km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
3/10 (Least hazardous)

Beach Key:
 vicP052

Nearby beaches

Hazards

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

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Toilets
  • Kiosk
  • Public phone
  • Drinking water
  • Dressing shed
  • Showers
  • Bus
  • Train
  • Passenger ferry
  • Boat ramp

Weather

Sunday 22, Apr 6:55 pm

Day 21°    Night 12°
16.3°C
Hazy. Fog developing

Water Temperature  18°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots early in the morning.
Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

6 am
0.86m
1 am
0.43m
8 pm
0.94m
1 pm
0.18m

UV

Index: 3 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 10:50 am to 1:40 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Monday 23, Apr

Day 27°    Night 11°
Possible early fog. Hazy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the late afternoon.
Swell: West to southwesterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the west later in the evening.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

7 am
0.86m
1 am
0.44m
8 pm
0.92m
2 pm
0.21m

UV

Index: 3 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 10:50 am to 1:40 pm


Weather

Sun 22, Apr to Sun 29, Apr


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning west to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: West to southwesterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Sun 22nd 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:30 am to 1:50 pm
Mon 23rd 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:50 am to 1:40 pm
Tue 24th 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:30 am to 1:50 pm
Wed 25th 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:50 am to 1:40 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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