Wye River VIC

The Wye River flows out through a narrow valley to deposit the sand that forms this 200 m long beach. A small settlement of the same name backs the beach. The beach is bordered by high valley slopes, with the Great Ocean Road winding behind, and sandstone rock... Read more

The Wye River flows out through a narrow valley to deposit the sand that forms this 200 m long beach. A small settlement of the same name backs the beach. The beach is bordered by high valley slopes, with the Great Ocean Road winding behind, and sandstone rock platforms and reefs fringing each end. A caravan park, car park and the surf lifesaving club (founded in 1958) all lie between the road and the beach.The beach faces south-east and receives waves averaging 1.4 m, that produce a wide, low gradient single bar, with strong permanent rips against the rocks at each end of the small beach.

Swimming

A potentially hazardous beach, owing to the moderate waves, strong rips and reefs. Stay in the centre on the bar and between the flags, as an average of 26 people are rescued annually on this small beach.

Surfing

A popular and very visible spot. The beach breaks are popular under low swell with less experienced surfers, while bigger swell tends to close out across the bay. Best at high tide.

Fishing

A popular spot with good access to the river, river mouth and permanent rip holes against the rocks. As a result, there is a choice of river, beach or rock fishing.

General

A small, but highly visible, and relatively popular spot in summer, with the added attraction of the surf club patrols.

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Patrolled Unpatrolled Today Change Day

Wye River SLSC

Mon

05/12

Tue

06/12

Wed

07/12

Thu

08/12

Fri

09/12

Sat

10/12

Sun

11/12

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13:30 - 16:30

10:30 - 16:00

Wye River (Lifeguards)

Information

About

Wye River, VIC 3234

Length:
0.2km

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

Beach Key:
 vic351

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • Winds
    Winds

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Drinking water
  • Dressing shed
  • Showers
  • Toilets
  • Shops
  • Public phone
  • Playground
  • Bus
  • Train
  • Passenger ferry

Marine Warnings

Thu, 08 Dec 05:10
Marine Wind Warning Summary for Victoria

Thu, 08 Dec 04:54
Severe Weather Warning 1 (VIC)

Weather

Thursday 08, Dec 9:08 am

Day 24°    Night 15°
17°C
Rain easing. Windy

Water Temperature  16°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots shifting west to southwesterly 25 to 35 knots from the west during the morning. Winds increasing to 30 to 40 knots during the afternoon then tending southwesterly 25 to 30 knots during the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending westerly 2 to 3 metres during the morning, then tending southwesterly 3 to 4 metres during the afternoon.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the early morning.

Tide

6 am
2.30m
11 am
0.83m
6 pm
1.96m
11 pm
0.80m

UV

Index: 13 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 5:50 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Friday 09, Dec

Day 17°    Night 10°
Shower or two

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 25 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 25 knots early in the morning.
Swell: Southwesterly 3 to 4 metres.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Weather: Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Tide

6 am
2.20m
7 pm
1.95m
12 pm
0.80m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

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


Weather

Thu 08, Dec to Thu 15, Dec


Swell


Wind


Wind: West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots.
Swell: Southwesterly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning. 2nd
Seas: Around 1 metre. 1st
Weather: Cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.

Tide


UV

Thu 8th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 5:30 pm
Fri 9th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 5:40 pm
Sat 10th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:40 pm
Sun 11th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 5:50 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.

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