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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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

  • Passenger ferry
  • Train
  • Bus

Weather

Monday 15, Oct 11:12 pm

Day 26°    Night 16°
23°C
Possible shower

Water Temperature  15°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore during the morning. Winds tending east to northeasterly during the afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the east.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late afternoon and evening.

Tide

5 am
1.66m
10 am
0.51m
4 pm
1.48m
10 pm
0.24m

UV

Index: 7 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 4:30 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Tuesday 16, Oct

Day 24°    Night 18°
Showers increasing

Wind


Wind: East to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots tending north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

Tide

5 am
1.60m
11 am
0.54m
5 pm
1.42m
11 pm
0.30m

UV

Index: 7 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 4:20 pm


Weather

Mon 15, Oct to Mon 22, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable about 10 knots.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre offshore.
Weather: Cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

Tide


UV

Mon 15th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:20 pm
Tue 16th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 4:20 pm
Wed 17th 6 (High) Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 4:10 pm
Thu 18th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 4:30 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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