Jan Juc Beach is located immediately south of Torquay and is a little more exposed, receiving waves averaging 1.4 m. It extends for 1.2 km between Rocky Point and Bird Rock and faces almost due south, resulting in larger waves. The waves combine with the fine to medium... Read more
Jan Juc Beach is located immediately south of Torquay and is a little more exposed, receiving waves averaging 1.4 m. It extends for 1.2 km between Rocky Point and Bird Rock and faces almost due south, resulting in larger waves. The waves combine with the fine to medium sand to produce a single bar cut by three to four rips, with permanent rips against the rocks at each end.The northern half of the beach is backed by low bluffs, partly covered by dunes. The surf lifesaving club, parking and access, together with Jan Juc Creek, are in the centre, while the narrow, southern half of the beach is backed by 20 m high cliffs. The Jan Juc Surf Life Saving Club was founded in 1963 and annually rescues an average of 30 people.
A potentially hazardous beach, owing to the high waves and persistent rips. More suitable for experienced bathers and surfers. Stay between the flags and away from the rips and rocks.
Usually variable beach breaks, however Bird Rock can provide excellent rights with a moderate swell and high tide.
Best toward the northern end where rip holes are more persistent.
Jan Juc is Torquay's second and more exposed surfing beach. Still popular in summer for those escaping the Torquay crowds, however the variable beach and surf conditions warrant extra care.Read less
Wind: North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots in the far east early in the morning. Winds shifting southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the late morning.
Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres in the west. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. 1st
Weather: Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.
Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 4:50 pm
Wind: West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending northeast to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the morning then tending north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.
Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 5:00 pm
Wind: West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning southwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the morning.
Swell: West to southwesterly 2 to 3 metres, tending south to southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres during the afternoon.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers, with possible small hail in the morning.
|Tue 20th||10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 5:00 pm|
|Wed 21st||9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 5:00 pm|
|Thu 22nd||8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 4:50 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.