Sugarloaf - Beach in Sugarloaf Colac-Otway VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Sugarloaf VIC

Sugarloaf Hill is a prominent, 30 m high knoll, around which a platform beach runs for 1.3 km. There is then a rocky gap of 1 km, before the small, 100 m long White Crest Beach, which consists of a high tide sand and boulder beach fronted by a... Read more

Sugarloaf Hill is a prominent, 30 m high knoll, around which a platform beach runs for 1.3 km. There is then a rocky gap of 1 km, before the small, 100 m long White Crest Beach, which consists of a high tide sand and boulder beach fronted by a continuous low tide platform.

Swimming

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.

Surfing

There are two recognised breaks along this section: Boneyards, out from San Jose Beach; and Juniors, out off Sugarloaf Hill.

Fishing

This is a popular section of coast for rock fishers, with easy access, generally low waves and safe platforms to fish from.

General

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.

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Information

About

Sugarloaf, VIC 3234

Length:
1.2km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
7/10 (Highly hazardous)

Beach Key:
 vic368

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • High Tide Range
    High Tide Range
  • Winds
    Winds

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Passenger ferry
  • Train
  • Bus

Weather

Monday 10, Dec 2:30 pm

Day 18°    Night 11°
16.3°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  16°C


Swell


Wind


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.

Tide

2 am
2.11m
8 am
0.88m
2 pm
1.57m
8 pm
0.36m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 5:40 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Tuesday 11, Dec

Day 21°    Night 9°
Mostly sunny

Swell


Wind


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.

Tide

3 am
2.08m
9 am
0.81m
2 pm
1.55m
8 pm
0.36m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:40 pm


Weather

Mon 10, Dec to Mon 17, Dec


Swell


Wind


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.

Tide


UV

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.

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