Rye Ocean Beach lies 4 km due south of the more quiescent Rye Bay Beach. The beach is accessed via Sandy Beach Road, with a signposted road leading to a large car park. The beach is located inside the Mornington Peninsula National Park, and natural sand dunes back... Read more
Rye Ocean Beach lies 4 km due south of the more quiescent Rye Bay Beach. The beach is accessed via Sandy Beach Road, with a signposted road leading to a large car park. The beach is located inside the Mornington Peninsula National Park, and natural sand dunes back the length of this 4 km long beach. Foot tracks also lead to the beach from the St Andrews settlement at the eastern end, and at Orr Point at the western end.The beach faces south-west and receives waves averaging 1.8 m. These produce large persistent rips every 300 m, with permanent rips against the rocks and reefs below the car park.
A hazardous beach dominated by a wide surf zone with rips, rocks and reefs. Use extreme care if bathing here; stay close inshore on the bar and well clear of the above hazards.
There are a number of reef breaks along the beach including at the rocks in front of the car park, which produces lefts and rights; at Sunset Rocks towards St Andrews; and Snatches toward Orr Point; together with beach breaks elsewhere.
There are excellent permanent rip holes against the car park rocks, together with persistent rip holes and gutters along the length of the beach.
An exposed beach backed by sand dunes and fronted by a wide, energetic, rip and reef dominated surf. Only for experienced surfers.Read less
Thu, 08 Dec 05:10
Marine Wind Warning Summary for Victoria
Thu, 08 Dec 04:54
Severe Weather Warning 1 (VIC)
Wind: North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots shifting west to southwesterly 25 to 35 knots from the west during the morning. Winds increasing to 30 to 40 knots during the afternoon then tending southwesterly 25 to 30 knots during the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending westerly 2 to 3 metres during the morning, then tending southwesterly 3 to 4 metres during the afternoon.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the early morning.
Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:40 pm
Wind: Southwesterly 25 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 25 knots early in the morning.
Swell: Southwesterly 3 to 4 metres.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Weather: Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.
Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 5:40 pm
Wind: West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots.
Swell: Southwesterly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning. 2nd
Seas: Around 1 metre. 1st
Weather: Cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.
|Thu 8th||12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm|
|Fri 9th||12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 5:40 pm|
|Sat 10th||13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:40 pm|
|Sun 11th||13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:40 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.