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

Collendina - Raffs 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 breaks and a few reef breaks along the beach, with best conditions occurring in a low to moderate swell and northerly winds.

Fishing

There are excellent persistent rip holes and occasional gutters along the beach, together with scattered 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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Ocean Grove SLSC

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Ocean Grove (Lifeguards)

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Information

About

Marcus Hill, VIC 3222

Includes beaches:
Collendina, Ocean Grove, Raffs

Length:
9.5km

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

Beach Key:
 vic283

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Bus
  • Train
  • Passenger ferry

Weather

Saturday 20, Jan 4:44 am

Day 25°    Night 16°
18.9°C
Mostly cloudy

Water Temperature  21°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres in the far east.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather: Cloudy.

Tide

3 am
1.57m
9 am
0.59m
3 pm
1.35m
9 pm
0.30m

UV

Index: 11 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:30 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Sunday 21, Jan

Day 27°    Night 17°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the middle of the day then becoming south to southwesterly in the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres around midday. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. 1st
Weather: Cloudy.

Tide

3 am
1.59m
9 am
0.54m
3 pm
1.38m
9 pm
0.31m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:40 pm


Weather

Sat 20, Jan to Sat 27, Jan


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy.

Tide


UV

Sat 20th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 5:40 pm
Sun 21st 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:40 pm
Mon 22nd 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:40 pm
Tue 23rd 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 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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