South Melbourne and Port Melbourne Life Saving Clubs patrol a 1.5 km section of beach between the Kerferd Road and Lagoon piers. The reason for having two clubs is that the boundary of South and Port Melbourne Shires crosses the beach midway between each club. The low beach... Read more
South Melbourne and Port Melbourne Life Saving Clubs patrol a 1.5 km section of beach between the Kerferd Road and Lagoon piers. The reason for having two clubs is that the boundary of South and Port Melbourne Shires crosses the beach midway between each club. The low beach is backed by Beaconsfield Parade, as well as a low seawall and promenade. While the South Melbourne Surf Club was established in 1927, the Port Melbourne Life Saving Club was formed in 1913, but it now occupies a new building. Both clubs incorporate dressing rooms and kiosks.The beach faces the south-south-west, and can receive moderate waves during strong southerly winds. When these occur, they maintain a 100 m wide beach fronted by a 50 m wide bar, that is usually attached to the beach, with occasional rip channels. The rips are only active when waves are breaking over the bar.
A relatively safe beach when waves are low, still it is best to stay on the bar and in the patrolled area in front of each club, as there is an average of 5 rescues each year.
There is some surf during very strong southerly winds along these two beaches, with waves breaking over the bars at high tide.
The piers at each end provide the best location for bay fishing, with easy access to deeper water.
These are the two closest patrolled beaches to Melbourne city. However, the most accessible parking is restricted to Beaconsfield Parade, and hence these beaches are more popular with locals than visitors.Read less
Tue, 17 Jul 18:36
Cancellation of Road Weather Alert for Melbourne
Wind: North to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching 30 knots in the southwest, tending northerly 20 to 25 knots during the afternoon, but reaching 30 knots offshore and in the far west. Winds shifting westerly 30 to 40 knots during the evening.
Swell: West to southwesterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore by early evening.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres by early evening.
Weather: Mostly sunny day. 80% chance of showers in the late afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late afternoon and evening. Possible hail at night.
Sun protection not recommended
Wind: Westerly 25 to 30 knots turning northwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the morning.
Swell: West to southwesterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore. 2nd
Seas: 2 to 3 metres. 1st
Weather: Mostly sunny.
Sun protection not recommended
Wind: North to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots shifting westerly during the afternoon.
Swell: West to southwesterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres in the west.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 90% chance of showers.
|Tue 17th||1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended|
|Wed 18th||1 (Low) Sun protection not recommended|
|Thu 19th||2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended|
|Fri 20th||1 (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.