Point Lonsdale and its lighthouse form the boundary between Port Phillip Bay and the open Bass Strait coast. As soon as the point is rounded, waves pick up and energetic surf dominates the beaches.Below the lighthouse and extending either side are extensive intertidal, calcarenite rock platforms. To the... Read more
Point Lonsdale and its lighthouse form the boundary between Port Phillip Bay and the open Bass Strait coast. As soon as the point is rounded, waves pick up and energetic surf dominates the beaches.Below the lighthouse and extending either side are extensive intertidal, calcarenite rock platforms. To the east they form reefs that shield the jetty, while to the west they are backed by the 20 m high, dune covered bluffs and a crenulate, 500 m long, south facing beach. There is a car park beside the lighthouse, with steps down to Lonsdale Beach and a camping area in the reserve behind the bluffs.At high tide, waves break over the reefs and reach the beach as lower waves, while at low tide the reefs are exposed, with surf and deep holes off the beach.
Be careful here as rocks, reefs and deep holes dominate the surf. Best close inshore at mid to high tide, when waves are lowered by the reef and some protected tidal pools lie off the beach.
Best at high tide over the reefs on a low to moderate swell.
Excellent deep rip and reef holes right off the beach at high tide, or from the rock flats at low tide.
A beach viewed by all who go to the lighthouse and mainly used by fishers and sunbathers. Use care if bathing, as reefs dominate the surf.Read less
Fri, 17 Aug 05:13
Marine Wind Warning Summary for Victoria
Wind: Northwesterly 20 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots in the morning and further increasing to 25 to 35 knots in the late afternoon. A westerly change of 20 to 30 knots extending from the west during the evening.
Swell: Westerly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning. 2nd
Seas: 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 95% chance of rain, with possible hail in the west at night. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore in the afternoon and evening.
Sun protection not recommended
Wind: Westerly 25 to 35 knots turning southwesterly 30 to 35 knots in the middle of the day.
Swell: Westerly 3 to 4 metres, tending southwesterly 4 to 6 metres during the morning.
Seas: 2.5 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres around midday.
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Possible hail.
Sun protection not recommended
Wind: Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 3 to 5 metres, decreasing to 2.5 to 3 metres during the evening. 2nd
Seas: 2.5 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon or evening. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers, with possible hail.
|Fri 17th||2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended|
|Sat 18th||2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended|
|Sun 19th||2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended|
|Mon 20th||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.