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 Bowling 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 Bowling 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 and a disabled access ramp cross the beach 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

Mon

11/12

Tue

12/12

Wed

13/12

Thu

14/12

Fri

15/12

Sat

16/12

Sun

17/12

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12:00 - 17:30

12:00 - 17:30

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:
1.3km

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 14, Dec 7:05 pm

Day 25°    Night 20°
20.9°C
Mostly clear

Water Temperature  18°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots shifting west to southwesterly during the morning. Winds reaching up to 30 knots in the afternoon.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the early morning.

Tide

11 am
0.86m
5 am
0.36m
6 pm
0.26m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Friday 15, Dec

Day 26°    Night 13°
Sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots early in the morning. Afternoon coastal seabreezes around 15 knots.
Swell: Southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the west.
Seas: breezes around 15 knots.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

1 am
0.77m
6 am
0.43m
12 pm
0.83m
7 pm
0.24m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:20 pm


Weather

Thu 14, Dec to Thu 21, Dec


Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable about 10 knots becoming west to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the day then becoming variable about 10 knots during the evening.
Swell: West to southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the west.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Thu 14th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:20 pm
Fri 15th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:20 pm
Sat 16th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:20 pm
Sun 17th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:30 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.

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