Mordialloc Beach is the southern section of a 4 km long beach running from Mordialloc Creek to the bluffs at Mentone. The beach has three sections, each with a lifesaving club, at Mordialloc, Parkdale and Mentone. The Mordialloc section is backed by an extensive foreshore reserve, that has... Read more
Mordialloc Beach is the southern section of a 4 km long beach running from Mordialloc Creek to the bluffs at Mentone. The beach has three sections, each with a lifesaving club, at Mordialloc, Parkdale and Mentone. The Mordialloc section is backed by an extensive foreshore reserve, that has a number of facilities including the pier, a large car park, park and picnic areas. It also has a lovely, curving promenade running behind the beach from the pier to the lifesaving club and beyond. The Mordialloc Life Saving Club was founded in 1919. Today it is fronted by fenced dunes and a wide beach. The good rail and road access, car parking and other facilities, make this a very popular beach.The Mordialloc section is 1 km long, faces the south-west and extends to the north of the 300 m long Mordialloc pier and adjacent drain entrance wall. The beach has been nourished to help combat erosion toward the Parkdale and Mentone ends, and can be more than 50 m wide. It is fronted by two bars: the inner bar usually attached to the beach, with rips cutting it every 150 m; with a deeper trough separating it from the outer bar.
Safest on the attached, shallow sections of the inner bar and clear of the rip holes and troughs, particularly in the patrolled area. Warning: Do not jump off the pier, as there is shallow water underneath and serious injuries can result.
During strong westerlies, wind waves up to 2 m high break over the outer bars, providing sloppy beach breaks.
The pier is the most popular spot, giving access to deeper water, while the adjoining breakwater is used to fish Mordialloc Creek.
A well developed and popular beach, with the added safety of the lifesaving club and the attraction of the pier.Read less
Wed, 15 Aug 22:00
Marine Wind Warning Summary for Victoria
Wind: Northwesterly 30 to 40 knots shifting westerly during the afternoon.
Swell: West to southwesterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 2 to 3 metres offshore during the morning.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 5 metres offshore.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers, with possible hail from the late morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late afternoon and evening.
Sun protection not recommended
Wind: Westerly 25 to 35 knots decreasing to 15 to 25 knots in the evening.
Swell: Westerly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon, then tending west to southwesterly 1 to 2 metres later in the evening.
Seas: 2 to 4 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the early morning.
Sun protection not recommended
Wind: Westerly 15 to 25 knots turning northwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the morning.
Swell: West to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres in the west.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.
|Wed 15th||3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 11:40 am to 12:50 pm|
|Thu 16th||2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended|
|Fri 17th||2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended|
|Sat 18th||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.