Sand Hummocks South - Beach in Point Wilson Greater Geelong VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Sand Hummocks South VIC

At the low, basaltic Kirk Point, the coast swings to the west and breaks into a series of low, shelly barrier islands, called the Sand Hummocks. The first section west of Kirk Point is backed by sewer farms, with a drain forming its western boundary. From there the... Read more

At the low, basaltic Kirk Point, the coast swings to the west and breaks into a series of low, shelly barrier islands, called the Sand Hummocks. The first section west of Kirk Point is backed by sewer farms, with a drain forming its western boundary. From there the two major islands (north and mid) partly enclose a shallow lagoon, with the coast swinging to the south at the lagoon inlet. The islands are low and irregular, with major storms often overwashing the beaches and cutting new channels, as well as reshaping the beaches and islands. The south beach is backed by slightly higher land. The entire area is part of the sewer farm in the north and the Murtcaim Wildlife Sanctuary in the Sand Hummocks area, and is off limits to the public.The entire 6 km section consists of low, narrow beaches fronted by sand flats ranging from 50 to 100 m wide, with some deeper tidal channels along the lagoon section of the Sand Hummocks.

Swimming

The low beaches are fronted by sand flats, with water depth depending on the tide.

Surfing

None.

Fishing

Mainly done from boats off the Sand Hummocks and Kirk Point.

General

This is a relatively natural section of low coast and lagoons. It is now preserved as a wildlife sanctuary, and is off limits to the public.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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.

Information

About

Point Wilson, VIC 3212

Includes beaches:
Sand Hummocks Mid, Point Wilson North, Point Wilson East, Point Wilson West, Snake Island, Snake Island West 1, Snake Island West 2, Avalon, Point Abeona

Length:
0.3km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
1/10 (Least hazardous)

Beach Key:
 vicP091

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • High Tide Range
    High Tide Range
  • Winds
    Winds

Information Symbols

  • Bus
  • Train
  • Passenger ferry

Weather

Tuesday 17, Jul 8:00 pm

Day 16°    Night 7°
9.7°C
Showers. Windy

Water Temperature  11°C


Wind


Wind: Northwesterly 30 to 35 knots tending northerly 35 to 45 knots during the morning. A west to northwesterly change 30 to 40 knots reaching the far west late morning, and extending throughout by early afternoon. Winds easing to 25 to 30 knots at night.
Swell: West to southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres during the morning, then tending westerly 3 to 5 metres around midday.
Seas: 3 to 5 metres.
Weather: Cloudy. Near 100% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm from the late morning. Possible hail in the late afternoon and evening.

Tide

5 am
0.93m
12 am
0.36m
6 pm
1.06m
12 pm
0.14m

UV

Index: 1 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Wednesday 18, Jul

Day 16°    Night 5°
Windy. Sunny

Wind


Wind: Westerly 25 to 30 knots turning northwesterly before dawn and increasing to 30 to 40 knots during the morning. Winds tending west to northwesterly 25 to 30 knots during the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 5 to 6 metres.
Seas: 2.5 to 4 metres, increasing to 4 to 6 metres around midday.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Tide

6 am
0.93m
12 am
0.33m
7 pm
1.07m
1 pm
0.20m

UV

Index: 1 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Weather

Tue 17, Jul to Tue 24, Jul


Wind


Wind: Northwesterly 20 to 30 knots turning westerly during the morning.
Swell: Southwesterly 5 to 7 metres.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres offshore.
Weather: Cloudy. Near 100% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening. Possible hail in the afternoon and evening.

Tide


UV

Tue 17th 1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Wed 18th 1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Thu 19th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Fri 20th 1 (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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