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Point Lonsdale (back) Surf VIC

Point Lonsdale forms the western side of Port Phillip Heads, with The Rip separating it from Point Nepean. The town of Point Lonsdale has a protected bay beach and more exposed ocean beaches. The main ocean beach is known as the Surf or Back Beach and is the... Read more

Point Lonsdale forms the western side of Port Phillip Heads, with The Rip separating it from Point Nepean. The town of Point Lonsdale has a protected bay beach and more exposed ocean beaches. The main ocean beach is known as the Surf or Back Beach and is the site of Point Lonsdale Surf Life Saving Club, founded in 1947. A walking track leads from the surf club over the dunes to the beach.Surf Beach extends for 900 m from a wide, intertidal rock platform, located just east of the surf lifesaving club, to where more rocks and reefs outcrop in the surf. In fact, low tide rock flats dominate this beach and are clearly visible at low tide.The beach faces south-west and receives waves averaging 1.4 m, which produce a single attached bar, cut by strong rips every 250 m. In addition, strong permanent rips run out against some of the reefs, the worst being The Escalator to the left of the club house. These rips have been responsible for many rescues, with an average of 30 each year. There have also been drownings at the beach, so be very wary and stay between the flags.

Swimming

A moderately hazardous beach owing to the moderate waves and strong permanent and shifting rips, together with rocks and reefs. Definitely stay on the bars, clear of the rips and rocks and between the flags.

Surfing

Beach breaks are common over the numerous reefs, with the best known as Glaneuses, located at the end of Glaneuse Road, and adjacent to The Escalator rip. It offers a good left over the reef. Surfing is best with northerly winds, a low to moderate swell at mid to high tide, as the reefs are exposed at low tide.

Fishing

A popular spot offering permanent rips and gutters, particularly adjacent to the reefs and rocks.

General

This is the surf beach for the popular Point Lonsdale holiday town and very popular with bathers in summer and surfers year round. However it is a hazardous beach with strong permanent rips, so use extreme care.

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Point Lonsdale SLSC

Mon

03/12

Tue

04/12

Wed

05/12

Thu

06/12

Fri

07/12

Sat

08/12

Sun

09/12

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13:00 - 16:00

10:30 - 16:00

Point Lonsdale (Lifeguards)

Information

About

Point Lonsdale, VIC 3225

Length:
0.9km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
8/10 (Highly hazardous)

Beach Key:
 vic282

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Littoral currents
    Littoral currents
  • Slippery rocks
    Slippery rocks
  • Rocks
    Rocks
  • Winds
    Winds
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Playground
  • Disabled Toilets
  • Toilets
  • Power supply
  • Lookout
  • Park
  • BBQ
  • Picnic
  • Mobile Phone Coverage
  • Bus

Regulation Symbols

  • No Spear Fishing
  • No Removing Shellfish
  • Fires Prohibited
  • Dogs Must be on a Leash
  • Other
  • No Dogs Allowed

Weather

Sunday 09, Dec 11:58 pm

Day 19°    Night 14°
14.7°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  18°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots inshore in the early afternoon. Winds tending southerly in the late afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the far east.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

2 am
1.65m
7 am
0.66m
1 pm
1.38m
8 pm
0.22m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

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


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Monday 10, Dec

Day 20°    Night 14°
Cloud clearing

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southerly 10 to 15 knots turning southeasterly in the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

3 am
1.68m
8 am
0.63m
2 pm
1.39m
8 pm
0.22m

UV

Index: 11 (Extreme)

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


Weather

Sun 09, Dec to Sun 16, Dec


Swell


Wind


Wind: East to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the afternoon or evening.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Sun 9th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm
Mon 10th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm
Tue 11th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:30 pm
Wed 12th 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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