Collendina - Beach in Marcus Hill Greater Geelong VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Collendina VIC

Collendina Beach occupies most of the open bay between Point Lonsdale and Barwon Heads. It is 6 km long, extending from the reefs west of Point Lonsdale Beach to 1 km west of the Collendina Beach car park. The only public access is at the car park, together... Read more

Collendina Beach occupies most of the open bay between Point Lonsdale and Barwon Heads. It is 6 km long, extending from the reefs west of Point Lonsdale Beach to 1 km west of the Collendina Beach car park. The only public access is at the car park, together with tracks over the foredune from the caravan park.The beach faces south-south-east and for the most part is backed by 10 to 20 m high, vegetated dunes, with a few blowouts. It receives waves averaging between 1 and 1.5 m, which break over a wide, low gradient surf zone and occasional reefs and rocks. Persistent rips occur every 250 m, with some permanent rips against the more prominent reefs. During bigger seas, waves break on outer, deeper reefs.

Swimming

Be careful on this beach as there are usually deep rip holes and strong currents along the beach. Stay inshore on the attached section of the bars and well clear of the rips and reefs.

Surfing

There are many beach and a few reef breaks along the beach, with best conditions in a low to moderate swell and northerly winds.

Fishing

There are excellent persistent rip holes and occasional gutters along the beach, plus some occasional reefs.

General

A long relatively natural beach offering plenty of sand, a low gradient inner surf for bathing, rip holes for fishing and numerous beach breaks for surfing.

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Information

About

Marcus Hill, VIC 3222

Includes beaches:
Collendina - Raffs, Ocean Grove, Raffs

Length:
6km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
7/10 (Highly hazardous)

Beach Key:
 vic283A

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Winds
    Winds
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Public phone
  • Kiosk
  • Toilets
  • Passenger ferry
  • Train
  • Bus

Weather

Tuesday 20, Nov 7:16 pm

Day 27°    Night 21°
15.9°C
Showers

Water Temperature  16°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots in the far east early in the morning. Winds shifting southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the late morning.
Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres in the west. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. 1st
Weather: Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Tide

9 am
1.28m
2 am
0.69m
10 pm
1.21m
3 pm
0.62m

UV

Index: 9 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 5:00 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Wednesday 21, Nov

Day 21°    Night 11°
Late showers

Wind


Wind: West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending northeast to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the morning then tending north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Tide

10 am
1.27m
3 am
0.76m
11 pm
1.30m
4 pm
0.56m

UV

Index: 9 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 5:00 pm


Weather

Tue 20, Nov to Tue 27, Nov


Swell


Wind


Wind: West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning southwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the morning.
Swell: West to southwesterly 2 to 3 metres, tending south to southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres during the afternoon.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers, with possible small hail in the morning.

Tide


UV

Tue 20th 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 5:00 pm
Wed 21st 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 5:00 pm
Thu 22nd 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:00 pm
Fri 23rd 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 5:00 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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