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
Wind: Easterly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 25 knots in the morning then increasing to 20 to 30 knots offshore in the evening. Inshore winds tending east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots for a period in the late morning and early afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning. 2nd
Seas: 2 to 3 metres. 1st
Weather: Mostly sunny.
Sun protection recommended from 10:40 am to 4:10 pm
Wind: Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending northerly 10 to 15 knots during the morning. Winds tending east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon and northerly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres. 2nd
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre around midday. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy.
Sun protection recommended from 10:20 am to 4:20 pm
Wind: North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots easing 10 to 15 knots during the morning and tending northeasterly during the afternoon. Wind shifting northwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning then increasing 1.5 metres at night. 1st
Weather: Cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The risk of thunderstorms in the afternoon with higher squalls.
|Thu 22nd||7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 10:20 am to 4:30 pm|
|Fri 23rd||7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 10:20 am to 4:20 pm|
|Sat 24th||6 (High) Sun protection recommended from 10:30 am to 4:10 pm|
|Sun 25th||6 (High) Sun protection recommended from 10:40 am to 4:10 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.