Deadman - Beach in Bells Beach Surf Coast VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Deadman VIC

South of Bird Rock, the coast is dominated by steep, 30 to 40 m high, limestone bluffs, which wind their way for 2.5 km to Bells Beach. The original vehicle track to Bells ran along the top of these bluffs. At the base of the bluffs are three... Read more

South of Bird Rock, the coast is dominated by steep, 30 to 40 m high, limestone bluffs, which wind their way for 2.5 km to Bells Beach. The original vehicle track to Bells ran along the top of these bluffs. At the base of the bluffs are three small beaches, each surrounded by rocks and reefs. The three beaches are all relatively short and narrow, with the one below Princes St awash at high tide. Access is difficult, requiring a walk around the rocks from Princes St, or down the bluff to Beach 300, and down the gully of the same name to Dead Man Beach.The three beaches receive waves averaging 1 to 1.5 m, with the reefs lowering waves at Dead Man and producing a steep, barless beach. At both Dead Man and Beach 300, permanent rips persist against the reefs.

Swimming

None of these beaches are recommended for bathing. They are difficult to access, are dominated by rocks and reefs and are backed by steep slopes.

Surfing

There are four recognised surfing breaks along this section, and all are right handers breaking over reefs. Sparrows is off the southern end of Princes St, with an inner and outer reef break; Steps is out from Beach 300; while Boobs on the southern side of Dead Man has a left and right; and finally, the more famous Winkipop is on the northern side of Bells Beach.

Fishing

Access is difficult, however there are plenty of deep holes to fish from the rocks along this section.

General

Three difficult to reach beaches, used mainly by the more experienced surfers and fishers.

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Information

About

Bells Beach, VIC 3228

Length:
0.08km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
6/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 vic301

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • Winds
    Winds

Information Symbols

  • Bus
  • Train
  • Passenger ferry

Weather

Wednesday 24, Jan 6:51 pm

Day 22°    Night 14°
21.2°C
Mostly clear

Water Temperature  20°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

5 am
1.82m
11 am
0.21m
5 pm
1.58m
11 pm
0.24m

UV

Index: 13 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:40 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Thursday 25, Jan

Day 24°    Night 15°
Humid. Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Cloud clearing.

Tide

5 am
1.76m
6 pm
1.57m
12 pm
0.18m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:40 pm


Weather

Wed 24, Jan to Wed 31, Jan


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Wed 24th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:40 pm
Thu 25th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:40 pm
Fri 26th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:40 pm
Sat 27th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:40 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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