Ocean Grove - Beach in Ocean Grove Greater Geelong VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Ocean Grove VIC

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.

Swimming

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.

Surfing

Usually has wide, moderate to low beach breaks; more popular with summer surfers.

Fishing

Best to go up the beach away from the summer crowds, and where rip holes are more common.

General

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.

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Ocean Grove SLSC

Mon

15/01

Tue

16/01

Wed

17/01

Thu

18/01

Fri

19/01

Sat

20/01

Sun

21/01

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13:00 - 18:00

10:00 - 18:00

Ocean Grove (Lifeguards)

Mon

15/01

Tue

16/01

Wed

17/01

Thu

18/01

Fri

19/01

Sat

20/01

Sun

21/01

10:00 - 19:00

10:00 - 19:00

10:00 - 19:00

10:00 - 19:00

10:00 - 19:00

10:00 - 13:00

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Information

About

Ocean Grove, VIC 3226

Includes beaches:
Collendina - Raffs, Collendina, Raffs

Length:
2km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
6/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 vic283B

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Winds
    Winds
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Toilets
  • Kiosk
  • Park
  • BBQ
  • Picnic
  • 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
1.78m
8 am
0.34m
2 pm
1.41m
9 pm
0.10m

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
1.81m
9 am
0.30m
3 pm
1.47m
9 pm
0.13m

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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