Bancoora - Beach in Breamlea Greater Geelong VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Bancoora VIC

Bancoora Beach is a 1 km long, south-east facing beach located between low, basaltic, rocky points and reefs, and backed by a natural, vegetated foredune. The Bancoora Surf Life Saving Club and car park are located behind the foredune, leaving the beach in an attractive natural state.The beach receives... Read more

Bancoora Beach is a 1 km long, south-east facing beach located between low, basaltic, rocky points and reefs, and backed by a natural, vegetated foredune. The Bancoora Surf Life Saving Club and car park are located behind the foredune, leaving the beach in an attractive natural state.The beach receives waves averaging 1.3 m, which usually cut three rips across the 80 m wide single bar and surf zone. Higher waves intensify the rips, with strong permanent rips running out against the rocks at each end. On average, 10 people are rescued here each year.

Swimming

An attractive, moderately safe, patrolled beach, particularly during lower summer swell. Stay on the bars in the patrolled area, and avoid the strong rips near the rocks.

Surfing

Usually a low to moderate beach break, with a right hand point break out on the southern point during higher swell.

Fishing

Popular in summer with the campers. Offers both beach fishing with some rip holes and rock fishing off the points.

General

An out of the way, relatively natural beach, more popular in summer when the nearby caravan park is full and the beach is patrolled. It is only used by surfers in winter.

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Patrolled Unpatrolled Today Change Day

Bancoora SLSC

Mon

10/12

Tue

11/12

Wed

12/12

Thu

13/12

Fri

14/12

Sat

15/12

Sun

16/12

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13:00 - 16:00

10:00 - 16:00

Bancoora (Lifeguards)

Information

About

Breamlea, VIC 3227

Length:
1km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
5/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 vic290

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • Winds
    Winds
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • BBQ
  • Picnic
  • Drinking water
  • Showers
  • Passenger ferry
  • Train
  • Bus

Weather

Monday 10, Dec 8:30 pm

Day 20°    Night 14°
19.1°C
Mostly clear

Water Temperature  17°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southerly 15 to 20 knots easing to 10 to 15 knots during the morning.
Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres, decreasing to 2 metres around midday.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

2 am
2.06m
8 am
0.39m
2 pm
1.56m
9 pm
0.11m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 5:30 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Tuesday 11, Dec

Day 19°    Night 12°
Cloud clearing

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, locally 20 knots about the coast during the afternoon. Winds turning easterly 15 to 20 knots in the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 2 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Cloud clearing.

Tide

3 am
2.02m
9 am
0.37m
3 pm
1.53m
9 pm
0.16m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:30 pm


Weather

Mon 10, Dec to Mon 17, Dec


Swell


Wind


Wind: East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots shifting west to northwesterly in the west during the afternoon and evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 2 metres.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Mostly sunny morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening.

Tide


UV

Mon 10th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:30 pm
Tue 11th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:30 pm
Wed 12th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm
Thu 13th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 5:30 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.

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