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.
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.
Usually a low shorebreak at the beach.
At low tide deep water can be fished from the rock platforms.
A popular beach for sun bathers and those wanting more action than at the Sorrento Bay Beach; and relatively safe under average waves.Read less
Fri, 28 Jul 22:00
Marine Wind Warning Summary for Victoria
Fri, 28 Jul 17:02
Severe Weather Warning 1 (VIC)
Wind: West to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots easing to 15 to 20 knots during the morning. Winds tending north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots early afternoon, then increasing to 15 to 25 knots during the late afternoon and 20 to 30 knots in the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday, then increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres later in the evening.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers in the early morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the early morning.
Sun protection not recommended
Wind: Northerly 25 to 35 knots turning northwesterly 20 to 30 knots in the afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 metres, tending westerly 2 metres during the morning, then increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon.
Seas: 2 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Cloudy. 95% chance of showers.
Sun protection not recommended
Wind: Westerly 25 to 30 knots easing to 20 to 25 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: Westerly 3 to 4 metres, increasing to 4 to 6 metres during the morning.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres.
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.
|Fri 28th||2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended|
|Sat 29th||2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended|
|Sun 30th||2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended|
|Mon 31st||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.