Ocean Grove Beach is located in the centre of the 9.5 km long beach that curves in a broad, south facing arc from Point Lonsdale to the Barwon River mouth. The Ocean Grove section is 2 km long and faces south-east. Some protection is offered by Barwon Heads... Read more
Ocean Grove Beach is located in the centre of the 9.5 km long beach that curves in a broad, south facing arc from Point Lonsdale to the Barwon River mouth. The Ocean Grove section is 2 km long and faces south-east. Some protection is offered by Barwon Heads and the beach receives waves averaging 1.4 m. These waves interact with the fine beach sand to produce a wide, low gradient beach face, fronted by a 300 m wide surf zone that contains strong rips every 250 m. During moderate waves, the rips increase in size and intensity toward Collendina, while decreasing toward Barwon Heads. At low tide, the beach and exposed bar can be over 100 m wide, with the deeper rip channels clearly visible.The town of Ocean Grove backs the beach, with a wide, well-arranged foreshore reserve between the town and the beach. It provides extensive parking, together with most beach amenities. The good parking and easy access, together with the surf club patrols and slightly lower waves make this a popular summer beach. The Ocean Grove Surf Life Saving Club was formed in 1948 and performs an average of 8 rescues each year.
A moderately safe beach, particularly during average summer conditions, when extensive bars dominate. Best at high tide, however watch the rips, particularly at low tide. Best to stay between the flags.
Usually has wide, moderate to low beach breaks; more popular with summer surfers.
Best to go up the beach away from the summer crowds, and where rip holes are more common.
A popular summer beach, which can hold a large crowd. It has a wide, shallow surf zone with rips increasing up the beach, so it is best to stay near the surf club and bathe in the patrolled area.Read less
Mon, 19 Nov 05:10
Marine Wind Warning Summary for Victoria
Wind: East to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday.
Weather: Partly cloudy.
Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 4:50 pm
Wind: Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots shifting west to southwesterly at a similar strength early in the morning.
Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. 1st
Weather: Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.
Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 5:00 pm
Wind: Westerly 15 to 20 knots easing to 10 to 15 knots during the morning then turning north to northwesterly during the late morning. Winds shifting west to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.
|Mon 19th||10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:10 pm|
|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 4:50 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.