Sand Hummocks North - Beach in Avalon Greater Geelong VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Sand Hummocks North VIC

At the low, basaltic Kirk Point, the coast swings to the west and breaks into a series of low, shelly barrier islands, called the Sand Hummocks. The first section west of Kirk Point is backed by sewer farms, with a drain forming its western boundary. From there the... Read more

At the low, basaltic Kirk Point, the coast swings to the west and breaks into a series of low, shelly barrier islands, called the Sand Hummocks. The first section west of Kirk Point is backed by sewer farms, with a drain forming its western boundary. From there the two major islands (north and mid) partly enclose a shallow lagoon, with the coast swinging to the south at the lagoon inlet. The islands are low and irregular, with major storms often overwashing the beaches and cutting new channels, as well as reshaping the beaches and islands. The south beach is backed by slightly higher land. The entire area is part of the sewer farm in the north and the Murtcaim Wildlife Sanctuary in the Sand Hummocks area, and is off limits to the public.The entire 6 km section consists of low, narrow beaches fronted by sand flats ranging from 50 to 100 m wide, with some deeper tidal channels along the lagoon section of the Sand Hummocks.

Swimming

The low beaches are fronted by sand flats, with water depth depending on the tide.

Surfing

None.

Fishing

Mainly done from boats off the Sand Hummocks and Kirk Point.

General

This is a relatively natural section of low coast and lagoons. It is now preserved as a wildlife sanctuary, and is off limits to the public.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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.

Information

About

Avalon, VIC 3212

Includes beaches:
Duncans Road South, Werribee South, Werribee Sewer Farm North, Werribee Sewer Farm South, Lake Bowrie, Beacon Point, Beacon Point Boat Ramp, Kirk Point, Kirk Point West

Length:
2.5km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
1/10 (Least hazardous)

Beach Key:
 vicP089

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • High Tide Range
    High Tide Range
  • Winds
    Winds

Information Symbols

  • Bus
  • Train
  • Passenger ferry

Weather

Friday 20, Apr 9:16 am

Day 19°    Night 11°
13.5°C
Morning fog then mostly sunny

Water Temperature  18°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots and afternoon inshore seabreezes of similar strength
Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Seas: breezes of similar strength
Weather: Mostly sunny day. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening.

Tide

5 am
0.88m
12 am
0.31m
6 pm
0.97m
12 pm
0.10m

UV

Index: 4 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 10:40 am to 1:50 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Saturday 21, Apr

Day 22°    Night 11°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the afternoon then shifting southerly about 10 knots in the west during the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Seas: Around 1 metre, decreasing below 0.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to below 1 metre around midday.
Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the early morning.

Tide

6 am
0.90m
12 am
0.32m
7 pm
0.97m
1 pm
0.11m

UV

Index: 4 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm


Weather

Fri 20, Apr to Fri 27, Apr


Swell


Wind


Wind: South to southeasterly about 10 knots tending east to northeasterly during the day. Afternoon inshore seabreezes around 10 knots.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Seas: breezes around 10 knots.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Fri 20th 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:20 am to 2:10 pm
Sat 21st 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm
Sun 22nd 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:40 am to 2:00 pm
Mon 23rd 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:40 am to 1:50 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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