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

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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

Monday 22, Oct 3:51 pm

Day 27°    Night 10°
28.3°C
Mostly sunny

Water Temperature  15°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots increasing to 20 to 25 knots during the morning before shifting west to southwesterly 20 to 25 during the afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Weather: Mostly sunny day. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late afternoon and evening.

Tide

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

UV

Index: 7 (High)

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


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Tuesday 23, Oct

Day 19°    Night 12°
Early shower or two

Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 15 to 25 knots tending southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres during the morning, then tending west to southwesterly 4 metres during the afternoon.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

11 am
1.32m
4 am
0.63m
11 pm
1.32m
5 pm
0.53m

UV

Index: 7 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 4:20 pm


Weather

Mon 22, Oct to Mon 29, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning then becoming east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly 4 to 5 metres.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Mon 22nd 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:30 pm
Tue 23rd 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 4:20 pm
Wed 24th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:30 pm
Thu 25th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:20 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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