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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There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Safety section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.

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

Wednesday 24, May 7:57 pm

Day 16°    Night 10°
12.7°C
Cloudy

Water Temperature  16°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending westerly before dawn then easing to 15 to 25 knots in the late afternoon and to 10 to 20 knots at night.
Swell: Westerly 2 to 3 metres.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the early morning.

Tide

9 am
1.49m
2 am
0.30m
9 pm
1.47m
2 pm
0.58m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Thursday 25, May

Day 19°    Night 9°
Shower or two developing

Swell


Wind


Wind: Northwesterly 15 to 25 knots turning westerly 20 to 30 knots in the afternoon and easing to 15 to 25 knots at night.
Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres, decreasing to 2 metres around midday, then tending west to southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Weather: Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Tide

10 am
1.67m
3 am
0.22m
10 pm
1.51m
4 pm
0.58m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Weather

Wed 24, May to Wed 31, May


Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 10 to 15 knots turning north to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the day.
Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 5 metres during the morning.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres in the far west during the afternoon or evening.
Weather: Cloudy.

Tide


UV

Wed 24th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Thu 25th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Fri 26th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Sat 27th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended

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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