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

22/01

Tue

23/01

Wed

24/01

Thu

25/01

Fri

26/01

Sat

27/01

Sun

28/01

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Wye River (Lifeguards)

Mon

22/01

Tue

23/01

Wed

24/01

Thu

25/01

Fri

26/01

Sat

27/01

Sun

28/01

10:00 - 18:00

10:00 - 18:00

10:00 - 18:00

10:00 - 18:00

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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

Monday 22, Jan 11:19 pm

Day 25°    Night 16°
15.6°C
Humid. Mostly clear

Water Temperature  20°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: South to southeasterly about 10 knots tending south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots before dawn.
Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy.

Tide

4 am
2.44m
9 am
0.79m
4 pm
2.10m
9 pm
0.62m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:40 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Tuesday 23, Jan

Day 24°    Night 14°
Mostly sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots.
Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

4 am
2.41m
10 am
0.72m
4 pm
2.12m
10 pm
0.67m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:40 pm


Weather

Mon 22, Jan to Mon 29, Jan


Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable about 10 knots becoming southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning.
Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Mon 22nd 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:30 pm
Tue 23rd 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:40 pm
Wed 24th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:40 pm
Thu 25th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 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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