Weather Forecast
21.10°C
Current Temperature
15.00km/h
Wind speed
19.50°C
Water Temperature
0.93m
Swell
0.49m
Tide
11/11
UV
Six kilometre long Fairhaven Beach is the longest beach on the Great Ocean Road, from which it is readily accessible, as the road backs the entire beach. The beach runs due west from the mouth of Moggs Creek for 4 km, before slowly curving around to face east at the western Cinema Point. The southerly aspect exposes the beach to waves averaging 1.5 m, which combine with the fine to medium beach sand to produce a 200 m wide surf zone containing two bars. The inner bar is cut by rips every 300 m, resulting in up to 20 rips along the beach. The outer bar, which only breaks in higher waves, has more widely spaced rips, when it is active. The Fairhaven Surf Life Saving Club, founded in 1957, is located toward the eastern end of the beach, and its members annually average 10 rescues.
Beach Length: 6km
General Hazard Rating: 7/11

Patrolled Beach Flag Patrols

Mon
30 Jan
Tue
31 Jan
Wed
01 Feb
Thu
02 Feb
Fri
03 Feb
Sat
04 Feb
Sun
05 Feb
Fairhaven SLSC
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13:30 -16:30
10:00 -16:00

Information

Formal parking area
Formal parking area
Drinking water
Showers
Toilets Block M/F
Train
Bus
Passenger ferry

Regulations

Hazards

Topographic rips
Winds

Weather

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.