Woodside - Beach in Woodside Beach Wellington VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Woodside

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Woodside Beach is the southernmost access with facilities on Ninety Mile Beach. The beach is located in the centre of this straight, 8 km long, south-east facing section. The waves usually arrive from the south-west to south-east and average 1.3 m. These combine with the fine sand... Read more

Woodside Beach is the southernmost access with facilities on Ninety Mile Beach. The beach is located in the centre of this straight, 8 km long, south-east facing section. The waves usually arrive from the south-west to south-east and average 1.3 m. These combine with the fine sand to produce a beach with a low slope, fronted by a usually continuous attached inner bar, which is cut by rips during and following higher waves. Seaward of this bar is a continuous 2 m deep trough and an outer bar, which is cut by rips every few hundred metres. Westerly winds both increase the waves and intensify the flow of rip and trough currents to the north.The beach is patrolled by the Woodside Surf Life Saving Club; the newest in the state, being formed in 1968; and is also backed by parking and picnic areas and a caravan park.

Swimming

A moderately safe beach under average conditions; beware during strong winds when waves and rips intensify. Stay between the flags as 10 people are rescued here each year.

Surfing

Usually low to moderate beach breaks, with shape depending on the bars. Best during moderate swell and light north to westerly winds.

Fishing

A popular fishing spot, with occasional rip holes in the inner bar, and the long trough separating the bars.

General

Woodside is a relatively quiet location with just the caravan park and surf club. However it does offer good access to the beach and a moderately safe patrolled beach.

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Beach Patrols Change Day

Woodside Beach SLSC

Mon
23/03
Tue
24/03
Wed
25/03
Thu
26/03
Fri
27/03
Sat
28/03
Sun
29/03

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10:30 - 16:00

Woodside (Lifeguards)

TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
11°C
Water
18°C
UV Rating
6 / 11

Hazards

Sharks
Sharks
Bluebottles
Bluebottles
High Tide Range
High Tide Range
Winds
Winds

Strong Currents

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Formal parking area
Kiosk
Playground
Dressing shed
Toilets
Picnic
Drinking water
Showers
Passenger ferry
Train
Bus
Thursday, 26 Mar 5:12

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.