At Cape Patton most visitors stop to take in the spectacular view west along the coast toward Apollo Bay. The most noticeable feature is the steep, vegetated slopes with a rock platform running along the base. The rocks dominate the coast for 3 km until the mouth of... Read more
At Cape Patton most visitors stop to take in the spectacular view west along the coast toward Apollo Bay. The most noticeable feature is the steep, vegetated slopes with a rock platform running along the base. The rocks dominate the coast for 3 km until the mouth of Carisbrook Creek. From here, near continuous platform beaches run along the back of the rock platforms past San Jose and Sugarloaf Hill. Then there is a gap before the final pocket of sand at White Crest. The Great Ocean Road parallels the back of the beaches and there is good vehicle access to all four beaches. All the beaches face south-east and receive waves averaging 1.5 m.Carisbrook Creek Beach extends for 150 m from the boulder-strewn mouth of the creek. It is fronted by a continuous rock platform and is unsuitable for bathing.
Of these beaches, only San Jose provides some access to the water and even here there is a permanent rip. The remainder are fronted by platforms, with only tidal pools or rocks at low tide.
There are two recognised breaks along this section: Boneyards, out from San Jose Beach; and Juniors, out off Sugarloaf Hill.
This is a popular section of coast for rock fishers, with easy access, generally low waves and safe platforms to fish from.
There are several parking areas along this section which people use for picnics and fishing, however be very careful if you intend getting wet. The tidal pools at low tide are safest.Read less
Wind: Southerly 15 to 20 knots easing to 10 to 15 knots during the morning.
Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres, decreasing to 2 metres around midday.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy.
Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 5:40 pm
Wind: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, locally 20 knots about the coast during the afternoon. Winds turning easterly 15 to 20 knots in the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 2 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Cloud clearing.
Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:40 pm
Wind: East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots shifting west to northwesterly in the west during the afternoon and evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 2 metres.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Mostly sunny morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening.
|Mon 10th||12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:40 pm|
|Tue 11th||12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:40 pm|
|Wed 12th||12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:40 pm|
|Thu 13th||12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 5:40 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.