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.
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.
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.
A good, natural spot for beach fishing, with good road access to the numerous rip holes that persist along the beach.
A relatively undeveloped beach, more popular with surfers and bathers who want a patrolled beach away from the crowds.Read less
Mon, 24 Oct 16:45
Marine Wind Warning Summary for Victoria
Mon, 24 Oct 11:25
Minor to Moderate Flood Warning for the Murray and Edward Rivers
Wind: Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.
Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:50 pm
Wind: Northerly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 30 knots before turning westerly 15 to 25 knots in the afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers at night.
Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 4:40 pm
Wind: Westerly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather: Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.
|Mon 24th||8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 4:40 pm|
|Tue 25th||8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 4:40 pm|
|Wed 26th||8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 4:40 pm|
|Thu 27th||8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:50 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.