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

  • Bus
  • Train
  • Passenger ferry

Marine Warnings

Fri, 17 Aug 05:13
Marine Wind Warning Summary for Victoria

Weather

Friday 17, Aug 6:01 am

Day 17°    Night 6°
6.2°C
Possible late shower

Water Temperature  11°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northwesterly 20 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots in the morning and further increasing to 25 to 35 knots in the late afternoon. A westerly change of 20 to 30 knots extending from the west during the evening.
Swell: Westerly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning. 2nd
Seas: 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 95% chance of rain, with possible hail in the west at night. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore in the afternoon and evening.

Tide

4 am
1.63m
9 am
0.41m
4 pm
1.68m
10 pm
0.32m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Saturday 18, Aug

Day 13°    Night 7°
Showers. Local hail and thunder

Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 25 to 35 knots turning southwesterly 30 to 35 knots in the middle of the day.
Swell: Westerly 3 to 4 metres, tending southwesterly 4 to 6 metres during the morning.
Seas: 2.5 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres around midday.
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Possible hail.

Tide

5 am
1.59m
10 am
0.49m
5 pm
1.62m
11 pm
0.32m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Weather

Fri 17, Aug to Fri 24, Aug


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 3 to 5 metres, decreasing to 2.5 to 3 metres during the evening. 2nd
Seas: 2.5 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon or evening. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers, with possible hail.

Tide


UV

Fri 17th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Sat 18th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Sun 19th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Mon 20th 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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