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
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.