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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There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Safety section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.

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 29, May 11:08 pm

Day 15°    Night 5°
12.1°C
Possible shower

Water Temperature  15°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: West to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots turning northwesterly during the late morning then increasing to 20 to 30 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Cloudy. 70% chance of showers, with possible hail in the early morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the far west at night.

Tide

1 am
1.59m
8 am
0.08m
2 pm
2.06m
8 pm
0.42m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Tuesday 30, May

Day 15°    Night 8°
Showers easing

Swell


Wind


Wind: Northwesterly 20 to 30 knots shifting southwesterly before dawn then tending south to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the late morning.
Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 5 metres around midday.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning. Possible hail.

Tide

2 am
1.58m
9 am
0.10m
3 pm
2.03m
9 pm
0.39m

UV

Index: 1 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Weather

Mon 29, May to Mon 05, Jun


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning west to northwesterly during the day.
Swell: Southwesterly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 3 metres during the evening.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

Mon 29th 1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Tue 30th 1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Wed 31st 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Thu 1st 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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