Point Leo Surf - Beach in Point Leo Mornington Peninsula VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Point Leo Surf VIC

Point Leo is composed of low, basalt bluffs of the Older Volcanics. Point Leo Surf Beach lies at the base of the vegetated bluffs, with extensive intertidal rock platforms at each end and some rock reefs offshore. It is 500 m long and faces almost due south, however... Read more

Point Leo is composed of low, basalt bluffs of the Older Volcanics. Point Leo Surf Beach lies at the base of the vegetated bluffs, with extensive intertidal rock platforms at each end and some rock reefs offshore. It is 500 m long and faces almost due south, however its location several kilometres inside the wide entrance to Western Port Bay affords considerable protection from high ocean waves. Waves average 0.5 m and combine with the sand to build a wide beach, fronted by a narrow, attached bar. At high tide, the waves usually surge up the beach without breaking, while a continuous bar with a shorebreak is present at low tide. Rips are rare, only occurring during and following high waves.The beach is backed by Point Leo Foreshore Reserve, which contains a public park with most facilities required for a day at the beach, including a camping area and the surf lifesaving club, formed in 1955.

Swimming

A relatively safe patrolled beach. Water is deep close to the beach at high tide, with sand and rock flats exposed at low tide. The lifesavers rescue 13 people on average each year.

Surfing

Usually a low beach or shorebreak. However, during higher winter wave conditions, the reefs and point provide some excellent breaks. The Point (also known as Suicide Point) has a good right, while further out is a reef called The Peak. This can be surfed in moderate swell. Down the beach are two reef breaks known as First and Second Reefs, as well as the western Honeysuckle Point, which all provide right hand breaks.

Fishing

Best off the rocks at high tide, with access to both sand and rock reefs.

General

An attractive, well-maintained beach and reserve, offering safe family bathing in summer, with the chance of some good point and reef breaks during higher winter swell.

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Patrolled Patrolled Today Change Day

Point Leo SLSC

Mon

03/12

Tue

04/12

Wed

05/12

Thu

06/12

Fri

07/12

Sat

08/12

Sun

09/12

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-

-

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13:00 - 17:00

10:00 - 17:00

Point Leo (Lifeguards)

Information

About

Point Leo, VIC 3916

Length:
0.5km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
4/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 vic236

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • High Tide Range
    High Tide Range
  • Winds
    Winds

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Public phone
  • Kiosk
  • Playground
  • Shade
  • Toilets
  • BBQ
  • Picnic
  • Drinking water
  • Passenger ferry
  • Train
  • Bus

Weather

Sunday 09, Dec 5:44 pm

Day 18°    Night 15°
18°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  17°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting east to southeasterly in the morning. Winds reaching 15 to 20 knots in the evening.
Swell: East to northeasterly around 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tide

2 am
2.69m
8 am
0.99m
2 pm
2.25m
7 pm
0.36m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:30 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Monday 10, Dec

Day 19°    Night 15°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southerly about 10 knots tending southwesterly 10 to 15 knots early in the morning and increasing to 15 to 20 knots late morning. Winds easing to 10 to 15 knots during the evening, then becoming variable about 10 knots around midnight.
Swell: Southwesterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning.
Weather: Cloud clearing.

Tide

3 am
2.74m
8 am
0.92m
2 pm
2.28m
8 pm
0.35m

UV

Index: 11 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:30 pm


Weather

Sun 09, Dec to Sun 16, Dec


Swell


Wind


Wind: Easterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the morning then increasing to 15 to 25 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly around 1 metre.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Sun 9th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:20 pm
Mon 10th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:30 pm
Tue 11th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:30 pm
Wed 12th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:30 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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