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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Patrolled Unpatrolled Today Change Day

Bancoora SLSC

Mon

13/02

Tue

14/02

Wed

15/02

Thu

16/02

Fri

17/02

Sat

18/02

Sun

19/02

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13:00 - 16:00

10:00 - 16:00

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

Sunday 19, Feb 10:50 pm

Day 18°    Night 10°
11.7°C
Shower or two

Water Temperature  20°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: West to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots.
Swell: Southwesterly 4 to 6 metres, decreasing to 4 metres by early evening.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres.
Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the east in the afternoon and evening with possible hail.

Tide

5 am
1.60m
6 pm
1.57m
12 pm
0.13m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 5:30 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Monday 20, Feb

Day 20°    Night 10°
Shower or two

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching 30 knots at first in the far east, decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2.5 to 3 metres during the morning.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres abating to 1 metre at night.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

Tide

6 am
1.52m
12 am
0.29m
7 pm
1.50m
12 pm
0.11m

UV

Index: 10 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm


Weather

Sun 19, Feb to Sun 26, Feb


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning then becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.

Tide


UV

Sun 19th 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 10:10 am to 5:10 pm
Mon 20th 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm
Tue 21st 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 5:30 pm
Wed 22nd 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 5:30 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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