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

Information Symbols

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

Regulation Symbols

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

Weather

Wednesday 15, Aug 10:59 pm

Day 15°    Night 10°
9.3°C
Windy. Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  12°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northwesterly 30 to 40 knots, shifting westerly before dawn. Westerly winds easing to 25 to 30 knots late at night.
Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 metres, tending westerly 4 to 7 metres during the morning.
Seas: 3 to 4 metres, increasing to 4 to 6 metres offshore.
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers, with possible hail. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late afternoon and evening.

Tide

2 am
1.63m
8 am
0.06m
2 pm
1.85m
9 pm
0.19m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Thursday 16, Aug

Day 13°    Night 7°
Possible shower

Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 25 to 30 knots decreasing to 20 to 25 knots in the morning.
Swell: Westerly 5 to 6 metres, tending southwesterly 4 to 5 metres during the afternoon, then tending west to southwesterly 4 metres later in the evening.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 2 metres around midday.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Tide

3 am
1.73m
9 am
0.10m
3 pm
1.86m
10 pm
0.13m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Weather

Wed 15, Aug to Wed 22, Aug


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending westerly 25 to 30 knots during the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2.5 to 3 metres during the morning.
Seas: 2 to 2.5 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

Wed 15th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Thu 16th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Fri 17th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Sat 18th 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.

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