13th - Beach in Barwon Heads Greater Geelong VIC - SLS Beachsafe

13th VIC

Thirteenth Beach is part of the 7 km long section of coast between Barwon Heads and Black Rock. It occupies the western 4.5 km and faces essentially due south. The beach receives waves averaging 1.5 m, is moderately sloping and is fronted by a single bar, dominated by... Read more

Thirteenth Beach is part of the 7 km long section of coast between Barwon Heads and Black Rock. It occupies the western 4.5 km and faces essentially due south. The beach receives waves averaging 1.5 m, is moderately sloping and is fronted by a single bar, dominated by rips every 250 m. The beach is backed by a vegetated foredune for most of its length, and the Barwon Heads to Torquay Road. The best access is provided at the surf lifesaving club, with additional car parks and access tracks located along the road. The surf club, founded in 1961, is the only development on what is a relatively natural beach. Its members rescue 5 people on average each year.

Swimming

Rips are a common feature of the beach, with safest bathing on the bars in the patrolled area. Strong permanent rips lie east of the surf club. The western end is adjacent to the Black Rock sewer outlet and should be avoided.

Surfing

A popular surfing beach with low to moderate swell providing numerous beach breaks, all readily accessible from the main road. One of the more popular areas is in front of the shipping beacon, known as The Beacon. Best with northerly winds.

Fishing

A good, natural spot for beach fishing, with good road access to the numerous rip holes that persist along the beach.

General

A relatively undeveloped beach, more popular with surfers and bathers who want a patrolled beach away from the crowds.

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Oaks Beach (Lifeguards)

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Barwon Heads/13th Beach SLSC

Barwon Heads/13th Beach (Lifeguards)

Yeppoon SLSC

Elliott Heads Beach (Lifeguards)

Hervey Bay (Lifeguards)

Emu Park Beach (Lifeguards)

Tannum Sands Beach (Lifeguards)

Moore Park Beach (Lifeguards)

Nielsen Park Beach (Lifeguards)

Yeppoon Beach (Lifeguards)

Information

About

Barwon Heads, VIC 3227

Length:
4.5km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
6/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 vic288

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • Winds
    Winds
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Passenger ferry
  • Train
  • Bus

Weather

Sunday 21, Oct 2:15 pm

Day 17°    Night 9°
17.1°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  15°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable to 10 knots later in the afternoon before tending northeast to northerly in the late evening. Afternoon inshore breezes to 15 knots.
Swell: Westerly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

9 am
1.33m
2 am
0.47m
9 pm
1.13m
3 pm
0.63m

UV

Index: 7 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:30 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Monday 22, Oct

Day 25°    Night 9°
Mostly sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots shifting westerly 15 to 25 knots in the late afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

10 am
1.29m
3 am
0.57m
10 pm
1.18m
4 pm
0.62m

UV

Index: 8 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:20 pm


Weather

Sun 21, Oct to Sun 28, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 15 to 20 knots turning southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Swell: West to southwesterly 2.5 to 4 metres.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Sun 21st 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:30 pm
Mon 22nd 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:20 pm
Tue 23rd 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:20 pm
Wed 24th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:30 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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