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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There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Safety section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.

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

Wednesday 24, May 7:59 pm

Day 16°    Night 11°
11.9°C
Cloudy

Water Temperature  16°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending westerly before dawn then easing to 15 to 25 knots in the late afternoon and to 10 to 20 knots at night.
Swell: Westerly 2 to 3 metres.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the early morning.

Tide

9 am
2.16m
2 am
0.94m
9 pm
2.07m
2 pm
1.28m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

128 km

radar helper

Weather

Thursday 25, May

Day 18°    Night 11°
Shower or two developing

Swell


Wind


Wind: Northwesterly 15 to 25 knots turning westerly 20 to 30 knots in the afternoon and easing to 15 to 25 knots at night.
Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres, decreasing to 2 metres around midday, then tending west to southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Weather: Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Tide

10 am
2.33m
3 am
0.81m
10 pm
2.10m
4 pm
1.27m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Weather

Wed 24, May to Wed 31, May


Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 10 to 15 knots turning north to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the day.
Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 5 metres during the morning.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres in the far west during the afternoon or evening.
Weather: Cloudy.

Tide


UV

Wed 24th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Thu 25th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Fri 26th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Sat 27th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended

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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