Torquay is promoted as the 'Surfing Capital of Australia'. It is definitely the commercial surfing capital. Torquay Beach was the site of the first malibu board demonstration in Australia, back in 1956. Today Torquay is more important for being the closest town to the famous Bells Beach,... Read more
Torquay is promoted as the 'Surfing Capital of Australia'. It is definitely the commercial surfing capital. Torquay Beach was the site of the first malibu board demonstration in Australia, back in 1956. Today Torquay is more important for being the closest town to the famous Bells Beach, and the stepping-off point for a number of surfing locations along the Great Ocean Road. The Torquay Surf Life Saving Club, founded in 1945, has also hosted state, national and international surf lifesaving carnivals. More recently, a number of major surfing companies and an excellent Surf World exhibition have been located at Torquay's Surf Coast Plaza.Torquay Beach is 800 m long and faces south-east, with some protection provided toward the southern end by Rocky Point. Extensive intertidal rock reefs lie off Point Danger at the northern end, and Spring Creek drains across the beach just west of the surf club. Waves average 1.2 m and usually cut three rips across the single bar, with additional permanent rips against the rocks at each end. The southern rip, known as the ‘Escalator’ is particularly strong during easterly conditions. The beach itself is moderately steep and is backed by extensive parking areas, particularly along the eastern half.
A very popular summer beach bolstered by its name, good accessibility and surf lifesaving club. The beach is moderately safe on the bars in the patrolled areas, however avoid the rocks and strong rips, particularly toward Point Danger as, on average, 27 people are rescued here each year.
The site of the first short board riding in Australia and still a very popular, if crowded, location year round. The beach offers a wide beach break, which is moderately protected during westerlies, though best in a north-westerly, with a left hander off Point Danger.
Both beach and rock fishing are available, with the best rip holes toward the northern end. Take care on the rocks, as they are awash at high tide.
One of Victoria's best known and most popular summer surfing beaches. The adjacent town offers all facilities, while the patrolled beach is popular with bathers and surfers.Read less
Thu, 27 Oct 16:40
Marine Wind Warning Summary for Victoria
Thu, 27 Oct 10:14
Minor to Moderate Flood Warning for the Murray and Edward Rivers
Wind: South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending south to southeasterly below 10 knots during the morning.
Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres, tending westerly 3 to 4 metres during the morning, then tending southwesterly 4 metres during the afternoon.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: 20% chance of a shower in the early morning. Mostly sunny day.
Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 4:40 pm
Wind: Variable about 10 knots.
Swell: Southwesterly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 3 metres during the morning, then tending westerly 2.5 to 3 metres during the afternoon.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.
Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:50 pm
Wind: Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: Westerly 2.5 metres, tending southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres during the morning.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower.
|Thu 27th||9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:50 pm|
|Fri 28th||9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:50 pm|
|Sat 29th||9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:50 pm|
|Sun 30th||8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 4:40 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.