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.
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.
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.
A popular spot offering permanent rips and gutters, particularly adjacent to the reefs and rocks.
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.Read less
Wind: Easterly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 25 knots in the morning then increasing to 20 to 30 knots offshore in the evening. Inshore winds tending east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots for a period in the late morning and early afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning. 2nd
Seas: 2 to 3 metres. 1st
Weather: Mostly sunny.
Sun protection recommended from 10:40 am to 4:10 pm
Wind: Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending northerly 10 to 15 knots during the morning. Winds tending east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon and northerly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres. 2nd
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre around midday. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy.
Sun protection recommended from 10:20 am to 4:20 pm
Wind: North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots easing 10 to 15 knots during the morning and tending northeasterly during the afternoon. Wind shifting northwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning then increasing 1.5 metres at night. 1st
Weather: Cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The risk of thunderstorms in the afternoon with higher squalls.
|Thu 22nd||7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 10:20 am to 4:30 pm|
|Fri 23rd||7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 10:20 am to 4:20 pm|
|Sat 24th||6 (High) Sun protection recommended from 10:30 am to 4:10 pm|
|Sun 25th||6 (High) Sun protection recommended from 10:40 am to 4:10 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.