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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

20/02

Tue

21/02

Wed

22/02

Thu

23/02

Fri

24/02

Sat

25/02

Sun

26/02

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

Regulation Symbols

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

Marine Warnings

Wed, 22 Feb 05:10
Marine Wind Warning Summary for Victoria

Wed, 22 Feb 04:59
Fire Weather Warning

Weather

Wednesday 22, Feb 5:53 am

Day 28°    Night 13°
10.9°C
Mostly sunny. Late change

Water Temperature  20°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots tending northerly 20 to 30 knots around midday then shifting west to northwesterly 25 to 35 knots in the afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the east by early evening.
Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower in the afternoon and evening.

Tide

8 am
1.29m
1 am
0.70m
9 pm
1.27m
2 pm
0.41m

UV

Index: 10 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 5:20 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Thursday 23, Feb

Day 22°    Night 15°
Cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: West to northwesterly 30 to 35 knots turning southwesterly 15 to 25 knots early in the morning.
Swell: Westerly 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Seas: 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Weather: Cloudy. 30% chance of drizzle in the morning and afternoon.

Tide

8 am
1.23m
2 am
0.77m
10 pm
1.26m
2 pm
0.45m

UV

Index: 11 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm


Weather

Wed 22, Feb to Wed 01, Mar


Swell


Wind


Wind: South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots.
Swell: West to southwesterly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres in the west during the morning.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy. 20% chance of drizzle.

Tide


UV

Wed 22nd 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 5:40 pm
Thu 23rd 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm
Fri 24th 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 5:20 pm
Sat 25th 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 5:20 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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