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

Ocean Grove (Lifeguards)

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

Monday 25, Sep 8:54 am

Day 16°    Night 8°
11.9°C
A few showers

Water Temperature  12°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds decreasing to 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon and to 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Swell: West to southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres inshore, increasing to 3 to 4 metres offshore.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Tide

3 am
1.83m
9 am
0.25m
3 pm
1.66m
9 pm
0.19m

UV

Index: 6 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 3:00 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Tuesday 26, Sep

Day 16°    Night 5°
Mostly sunny. Late shower

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots early in the morning then becoming easterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Tide

3 am
1.81m
9 am
0.28m
3 pm
1.62m
10 pm
0.21m

UV

Index: 5 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 3:00 pm


Weather

Mon 25, Sep to Mon 02, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots reaching 25 knots in the southeast by late morning. Wind shifting west to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots during the afternoon then tending westerly 15 to 20 knots over western waters during the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of thunderstorms with higher squalls in the afternoon and evening.

Tide


UV

Mon 25th 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 2:40 pm
Tue 26th 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 3:00 pm
Wed 27th 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 3:00 pm
Thu 28th 6 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 3:00 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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