Jan Juc - Beach in Jan Juc Surf Coast VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Jan Juc VIC

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.

Swimming

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.

Surfing

Usually variable beach breaks, however Bird Rock can provide excellent rights with a moderate swell and high tide.

Fishing

Best toward the northern end where rip holes are more persistent.

General

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.

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Jan Juc SLSC

Jan Juc (Lifeguards)

Information

About

Jan Juc, VIC 3228

Length:
1.2km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
7/10 (Highly hazardous)

Beach Key:
 vic298

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • High surf
    High surf
  • Large unexpected waves
    Large unexpected waves
  • Fixed rips
    Fixed rips
  • Flash rips
    Flash rips
  • Travelling rips
    Travelling rips
  • Shallow Sandbars
    Shallow Sandbars
  • Winds
    Winds
  • Beach erosion
    Beach erosion
  • Long beach
    Long beach
  • Rocks
    Rocks
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Toilets
  • Power supply
  • Showers
  • Mobile Phone Coverage
  • Bus

Regulation Symbols

  • No Littering
  • Dog Litter Must be Picked Up
  • No Glass

Weather

Tuesday 16, Oct 5:35 am

Day 23°    Night 18°
21.7°C
Showers increasing

Water Temperature  14°C


Wind


Wind: East to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning north to northwesterly during the morning and early afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres around midday. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

Tide

5 am
1.84m
11 am
0.35m
5 pm
1.54m
11 pm
0.26m

UV

Index: 8 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Wednesday 17, Oct

Day 20°    Night 14°
Shower or two

Wind


Wind: Northerly 5 to 10 knots becoming southeasterly about 10 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. The risk of thunderstorm in the afternoon with higher squalls.

Tide

6 am
1.75m
11 am
0.38m
5 pm
1.48m

UV

Index: 6 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 4:20 pm


Weather

Tue 16, Oct to Tue 23, Oct


Wind


Wind: Southerly about 5 knots shifting west to southwesterly around 10 knots in the afternoon, then tending west to northwesterly around 5 knots in the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

Tue 16th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 4:20 pm
Wed 17th 6 (High) Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 4:20 pm
Thu 18th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 4:20 pm
Fri 19th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:30 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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