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
Wind: Easterly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 25 knots in the morning then increasing to 20 to 30 knots offshore in the evening. Inshore winds tending east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots for a period in the late morning and early afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning. 2nd
Seas: 2 to 3 metres. 1st
Weather: Mostly sunny.
Sun protection recommended from 10:40 am to 4:10 pm
Wind: Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending northerly 10 to 15 knots during the morning. Winds tending east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon and northerly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres. 2nd
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre around midday. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy.
Sun protection recommended from 10:20 am to 4:20 pm
Wind: North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots easing 10 to 15 knots during the morning and tending northeasterly during the afternoon. Wind shifting northwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning then increasing 1.5 metres at night. 1st
Weather: Cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The risk of thunderstorms in the afternoon with higher squalls.
|Thu 22nd||7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 10:20 am to 4:30 pm|
|Fri 23rd||7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 10:20 am to 4:20 pm|
|Sat 24th||6 (High) Sun protection recommended from 10:30 am to 4:10 pm|
|Sun 25th||6 (High) Sun protection recommended from 10:40 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.