Elwood - Beach in Elwood Port Phillip VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Elwood VIC

Elwood Beach (and the backing foreshore reserve) is a popular area used for a range of activities. Besides the Elwood Life Saving Club, founded in 1911, the beach is the site of the Elwood Angling Club and Sea Scouts and Sailing Club. Extensive car parking and a park,... Read more

Elwood Beach (and the backing foreshore reserve) is a popular area used for a range of activities. Besides the Elwood Life Saving Club, founded in 1911, the beach is the site of the Elwood Angling Club and Sea Scouts and Sailing Club. Extensive car parking and a park, picnic area and oval back the beach. The lifesaving club is located in a modern multi-purpose building, and a seawall and promenade run the length of the low beach. A launching ramp for the sailing club is present just north of the club house.The beach itself is 1300 m long, extending from the Head Street diversion drain up to a groyne on Point Ormond. It faces the south-west and receives sufficient waves to produce a double bar system. The inner bar alternates between a shallow, attached section and deeper rip channels, with a trough separating it from the rhythmic outer bar. Low waves break on the inner bar, particularly at low tide, while strong winds and higher waves are required to activate the outer bar, during which time the rip currents intensify.

Swimming

The safest location is on the shallow sections of the inner bar, away from the rip channels and in front of the lifesaving club, where boats are prohibited.

Surfing

Strong south winds will produce waves high enough to break over the bars.

Fishing

The southern drain and northern groyne provide access to deeper water, while the beach usually has several deeper rip holes.

General

A very accessible beach that has been highly, but attractively, developed for a range of recreational activities, including water access for the disabled. It also has good parking and facilities. Wind surfing is very popular off Point Ormond.

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Elwood LSC

Information

About

Elwood, VIC 3184

Includes beaches:
Sandon Street, St Kilda Marina, St Kilda, St Kilda Pier-port Melbourne, St Kilda Pier, Middle Park, South Melbourne, Port Melbourne, Station Pier, Sandridge, Webb Dock, Point Gellibrand, Williamstown

Length:
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General Beach Hazard Rating:
3/10 (Least hazardous)

Beach Key:
 vicP061

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • Winds
    Winds
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Toilets
  • Kiosk
  • Public phone
  • Park
  • BBQ
  • Picnic
  • Shade
  • Shelters
  • Playground
  • Drinking water
  • Dressing shed
  • Showers
  • Bus
  • Train
  • Passenger ferry

Weather

Thursday 24, May 4:16 am

Day 16°    Night 11°
13.2°C
Morning shower or two

Water Temperature  15°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore. Winds decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening.
Swell: Southwesterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the afternoon.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

9 am
0.86m
3 am
0.41m
9 pm
0.96m
3 pm
0.33m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Friday 25, May

Day 16°    Night 8°
Becoming sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: West to southwesterly about 10 knots becoming north to northwesterly early in the morning.
Swell: West to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre by early evening.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

10 am
0.85m
4 am
0.38m
10 pm
0.95m
4 pm
0.40m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Weather

Thu 24, May to Thu 31, May


Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable to 5 knots tending northeasterly during the afternoon and increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Swell: Southeast to southwesterly around 1 metre in the east.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Sunny.

Tide


UV

Thu 24th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Fri 25th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Sat 26th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Sun 27th 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.

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