Wye River - Beach in Wye River Colac-Otway VIC - SLS Beachsafe

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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Wye River SLSC

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

Weather

Saturday 19, Aug 9:49 am

Day 12°    Night 6°
6.4°C
Shower or two

Wind: South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the evening.
Swell: Westerly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2.5 to 3 metres during the morning, then tending southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Tide

8 am
2.19m
12 am
0.62m
8 pm
1.99m
1 pm
1.33m

UV

Index: 3 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 11:30 am to 1:40 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Sunday 20, Aug

Day 13°    Night 5°
Mostly sunny

Wind: Variable about 10 knots becoming northwesterly 10 to 15 knots early in the morning then tending northerly 15 to 20 knots in the early afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres. 2nd
Seas: Around 1 metre. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

Tide

9 am
2.21m
2 am
0.67m
9 pm
1.98m
2 pm
1.35m

UV

Index: 3 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 11:50 am to 1:20 pm


Weather

Sat 19, Aug to Sat 26, Aug


Wind: Northerly 15 to 20 knots easing to 10 to 15 knots during the morning and becoming variable later in the afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon or evening.
Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

Sat 19th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Sun 20th 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 11:50 am to 1:20 pm
Mon 21st 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Tue 22nd 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 11:30 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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