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Sorrento Ocean (back) VIC

Sorrento Ocean or Back Beach lies at the end of Ocean Beach Road, 1.5 km south of the bayside town of Sorrento. There is a large car park and a picnic area, as well as a new surf lifesaving club, on the bluffs behind the beach. The beach... Read more

Sorrento Ocean or Back Beach lies at the end of Ocean Beach Road, 1.5 km south of the bayside town of Sorrento. There is a large car park and a picnic area, as well as a new surf lifesaving club, on the bluffs behind the beach. The beach lies in a natural amphitheatre formed by the protruding western headland and the patchy offshore reefs. The beach faces south-west and waves average 1.6 m over the reefs, but are lower at the beach. Here they have built one of the wider beaches in this section, with a continuous attached bar.

Swimming

Moderately safe on the inner section of the bar at high tide and clear of the rocks; however, watch the rips and rocks at low tide. Stay between the flags.

Surfing

Usually a low shorebreak at the beach.

Fishing

At low tide deep water can be fished from the rock platforms.

General

A popular beach for sun bathers and those wanting more action than at the Sorrento Bay Beach; and relatively safe under average waves.

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Patrolled Unpatrolled Today Change Day

Sorrento SLSC (VIC)

Mon

27/03

Tue

28/03

Wed

29/03

Thu

30/03

Fri

31/03

Sat

01/04

Sun

02/04

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-

-

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13:00 - 17:30

10:30 - 17:00

Sorrento (Vic) (Lifeguards)

Information

About

Sorrento, VIC 3943

Length:
0.4km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
6/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 vic268

Nearby beaches

Hazards

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

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Drinking water
  • Toilets
  • Kiosk
  • BBQ
  • Picnic
  • Bus
  • Train
  • Passenger ferry

Weather

Wednesday 29, Mar 2:18 pm

Day 27°    Night 15°
24.8°C
Late change with showers

Water Temperature  21°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northwesterly 15 to 25 knots tending north to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots in the morning then shifting southwesterly during the afternoon then easing to 20 to 25 knots during the evening. Stronger squalls possible with the change.
Swell: Westerly 4 to 5 metres, tending southwesterly 4 to 6 metres during the morning.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres.
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm at night.

Tide

2 am
0.76m
8 am
0.33m
3 pm
0.80m
8 pm
0.34m

UV

Index: 6 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 10:50 am to 4:10 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Thursday 30, Mar

Day 18°    Night 12°
Showers

Swell


Wind


Wind: West to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots turning southerly and easing to 15 knots by midday.
Swell: Southwesterly 5 to 6 metres.
Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the west in the early morning.

Tide

3 am
0.80m
9 am
0.27m
3 pm
0.85m
9 pm
0.36m

UV

Index: 5 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 11:00 am to 4:10 pm


Weather

Wed 29, Mar to Wed 05, Apr


Swell


Wind


Wind: South to southwesterly about 10 knots becoming westerly during the morning then increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the day.
Swell: Southwesterly 3 to 5 metres, decreasing to 3 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the west during the afternoon or evening.
Weather: Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

Wed 29th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 10:40 am to 4:20 pm
Thu 30th 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 11:00 am to 4:10 pm
Fri 31st 6 (High) Sun protection recommended from 10:50 am to 4:20 pm
Sat 1st 6 (High) Sun protection recommended from 10:50 am to 4:10 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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