Weather Forecast
10.80°C
Current Temperature
9.00km/h
Wind speed
16.77°C
Water Temperature
2.68m
Swell
1.97m
Tide
11/11
UV
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.
Beach Length: 0.8km
General Hazard Rating: 6/11

Patrolled Beach Flag Patrols

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Torquay SLSC
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13:00 -16:30
10:00 -17:00
Torquay (Lifeguards)
10:00 -18:00
10:00 -18:00
10:00 -18:00
10:00 -18:00
10:00 -18:00
10:00 -13:00
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Information

Formal parking area
Formal parking area
Drinking water
Toilets Block M/F
Public phone
Kiosk
BBQ
Picnic
Train
Bus
Passenger ferry

Regulations

Hazards

Topographic rips
High Tide Range
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.