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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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There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Safety section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.

Point Lonsdale SLSC

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

Weather

Wednesday 15, Aug 11:00 pm

Day 15°    Night 10°
9.3°C
Windy. Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  11°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northwesterly 30 to 40 knots, shifting westerly before dawn. Westerly winds easing to 25 to 30 knots late at night.
Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 metres, tending westerly 4 to 7 metres during the morning.
Seas: 3 to 4 metres, increasing to 4 to 6 metres offshore.
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers, with possible hail. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late afternoon and evening.

Tide

2 am
1.61m
8 am
0.29m
3 pm
1.74m
8 pm
0.42m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

128 km

radar helper

Weather

Thursday 16, Aug

Day 13°    Night 7°
Possible shower

Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 25 to 30 knots decreasing to 20 to 25 knots in the morning.
Swell: Westerly 5 to 6 metres, tending southwesterly 4 to 5 metres during the afternoon, then tending west to southwesterly 4 metres later in the evening.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 2 metres around midday.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Tide

3 am
1.64m
8 am
0.34m
3 pm
1.72m
9 pm
0.35m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Weather

Wed 15, Aug to Wed 22, Aug


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending westerly 25 to 30 knots during the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2.5 to 3 metres during the morning.
Seas: 2 to 2.5 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

Wed 15th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Thu 16th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Fri 17th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Sat 18th 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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