Apollo Bay is the southernmost town on the Great Ocean Road. It is fronted by a 3 km long, east facing, relatively safe beach, which is very popular during the summer holidays. The beach is protected by its orientation, Point Bunbury and the Apollo Bay Boat Harbour seawalls.... Read more
Apollo Bay is the southernmost town on the Great Ocean Road. It is fronted by a 3 km long, east facing, relatively safe beach, which is very popular during the summer holidays. The beach is protected by its orientation, Point Bunbury and the Apollo Bay Boat Harbour seawalls. As a result of this protection, the southern end of the beach has built out tens of metres along the northern harbour wall. Shoaling of the harbour has been a continual problem since it was constructed in the 1950s, with dredging often taking place.The beach receives waves averaging 1 m at the southern end, which slowly increase in height up the beach. The southern end is safest, with a usually continuous, attached, shallow bar and few rips. Rip size and intensity increase up the beach. The Apollo Bay Surf Life Saving Club was founded in 1952 and averages 8 rescues annually.
Relatively safe along the southern end and in front of the surf lifesaving club, so it's best to stay here and between the flags. Be careful of higher waves and rips further up the beach.
Usually low to moderate beach breaks of variable quality. Westerly winds blow offshore. During big swell a small right hander runs down the western Harbour Wall.
Best beach fishing is up the beach where the rips are more persistent.
An attractive town and beach, offering relative safe bathing and a beach sheltered from the westerlies.Read less
Wind: Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable below 10 knots early in the morning then becoming east to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the late afternoon. Inshore winds tending east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots for a period in the afternoon and early evening.
Swell: Westerly 1.5 to 2 metres, tending southwesterly 1.5 metres during the afternoon. 2nd
Seas: Around 1 metre, decreasing below 0.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower in the evening.
Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 2:50 pm
Wind: Northeasterly 20 to 25 knots tending north to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the morning then shifting west to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots in the late afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres. 2nd
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.
Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 3:10 pm
Wind: Westerly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Weather: Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.
|Tue 26th||5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm|
|Wed 27th||6 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 3:10 pm|
|Thu 28th||6 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 3:10 pm|
|Fri 29th||5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 2:50 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.