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

Mon

20/02

Tue

21/02

Wed

22/02

Thu

23/02

Fri

24/02

Sat

25/02

Sun

26/02

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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

Weather

Thursday 23, Feb 2:53 am

Day 22°    Night 15°
18.4°C
Possible drizzle

Water Temperature  19°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: West to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending west to southwesterly during the morning and easing to 15 to 20 knots by the afternoon. Winds tending southwesterly easing to 10 to 15 knots by the evening.
Swell: Westerly 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing below 2 metres during the late morning, then decreasing to 1 metre during the evening.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 40% chance of drizzle.

Tide

8 am
1.82m
2 am
1.28m
10 pm
1.96m
2 pm
0.81m

UV

Index: 11 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Friday 24, Feb

Day 21°    Night 12°
Possible drizzle

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning southerly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon.
Swell: Westerly 2 to 2.5 metres, tending southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres during the morning, then increasing to 3 to 4 metres during the afternoon.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy. 40% chance of drizzle.

Tide

9 am
1.76m
3 am
1.35m
11 pm
2.00m
3 pm
0.87m

UV

Index: 10 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 5:20 pm


Weather

Thu 23, Feb to Thu 02, Mar


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southerly 15 to 20 knots turning southeasterly during the morning.
Swell: Southwesterly 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres offshore.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather: Cloudy. 20% chance of drizzle.

Tide


UV

Thu 23rd 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm
Fri 24th 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 5:20 pm
Sat 25th 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 10:10 am to 5:20 pm
Sun 26th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 5:30 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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