Bancoora - Beach in Breamlea Greater Geelong VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Bancoora VIC

Bancoora Beach is a 1 km long, south-east facing beach located between low, basaltic, rocky points and reefs, and backed by a natural, vegetated foredune. The Bancoora Surf Life Saving Club and car park are located behind the foredune, leaving the beach in an attractive natural state.The beach receives... Read more

Bancoora Beach is a 1 km long, south-east facing beach located between low, basaltic, rocky points and reefs, and backed by a natural, vegetated foredune. The Bancoora Surf Life Saving Club and car park are located behind the foredune, leaving the beach in an attractive natural state.The beach receives waves averaging 1.3 m, which usually cut three rips across the 80 m wide single bar and surf zone. Higher waves intensify the rips, with strong permanent rips running out against the rocks at each end. On average, 10 people are rescued here each year.

Swimming

An attractive, moderately safe, patrolled beach, particularly during lower summer swell. Stay on the bars in the patrolled area, and avoid the strong rips near the rocks.

Surfing

Usually a low to moderate beach break, with a right hand point break out on the southern point during higher swell.

Fishing

Popular in summer with the campers. Offers both beach fishing with some rip holes and rock fishing off the points.

General

An out of the way, relatively natural beach, more popular in summer when the nearby caravan park is full and the beach is patrolled. It is only used by surfers in winter.

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Bancoora SLSC

Bancoora (Lifeguards)

Information

About

Breamlea, VIC 3227

Length:
1km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
5/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 vic290

Nearby beaches

Hazards

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

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Drinking water
  • Showers
  • BBQ
  • Picnic
  • Bus
  • Train
  • Passenger ferry

Weather

Tuesday 26, Sep 3:00 am

Day 15°    Night 5°
5.3°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  12°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable below 10 knots early in the morning then becoming east to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the late afternoon. Inshore winds tending east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots for a period in the afternoon and early evening.
Swell: Westerly 1.5 to 2 metres, tending southwesterly 1.5 metres during the afternoon. 2nd
Seas: Around 1 metre, decreasing below 0.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower in the evening.

Tide

3 am
1.81m
9 am
0.28m
3 pm
1.62m
10 pm
0.21m

UV

Index: 5 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 2:50 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Wednesday 27, Sep

Day 21°    Night 7°
Shower or two

Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 20 to 25 knots tending north to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the morning then shifting west to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots in the late afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres. 2nd
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

Tide

4 am
1.76m
10 am
0.30m
4 pm
1.57m
10 pm
0.22m

UV

Index: 5 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 3:00 pm


Weather

Tue 26, Sep to Tue 03, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Weather: Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

Tue 26th 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 3:00 pm
Wed 27th 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 3:00 pm
Thu 28th 6 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 3:10 pm
Fri 29th 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 2:50 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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