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

  • Passenger ferry
  • Train
  • Bus

Weather

Tuesday 23, Oct 4:36 am

Day 21°    Night 11°
10.9°C
Shower or two

Water Temperature  15°C


Wind


Wind: Westerly 15 to 20 knots turning southwesterly in the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres during the morning.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the early morning.

Tide

1 am
0.75m
7 am
0.41m
2 pm
0.78m
9 pm
0.38m

UV

Index: 8 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:40 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Wednesday 24, Oct

Day 18°    Night 7°
Partly cloudy

Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning south to southeasterly below 10 knots early in the morning then tending east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly 3 to 4 metres.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

3 am
0.78m
9 am
0.40m
3 pm
0.76m
10 pm
0.30m

UV

Index: 7 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:30 pm


Weather

Tue 23, Oct to Tue 30, Oct


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots shifting southwesterly during the day.
Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres, decreasing to 2 metres during the evening.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Tue 23rd 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 4:20 pm
Wed 24th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:30 pm
Thu 25th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:30 pm
Fri 26th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:40 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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