Jan Juc - Beach in Jan Juc Surf Coast VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Jan Juc

Patrolled Unpatrolled Today

Jan Juc Beach is located immediately south of Torquay and is a little more exposed, receiving waves averaging 1.4 m. It extends for 1.2 km between Rocky Point and Bird Rock and faces almost due south, resulting in larger waves. The waves combine with the fine to medium... Read more

Jan Juc Beach is located immediately south of Torquay and is a little more exposed, receiving waves averaging 1.4 m. It extends for 1.2 km between Rocky Point and Bird Rock and faces almost due south, resulting in larger waves. The waves combine with the fine to medium sand to produce a single bar cut by three to four rips, with permanent rips against the rocks at each end.The northern half of the beach is backed by low bluffs, partly covered by dunes. The surf lifesaving club, parking and access, together with Jan Juc Creek, are in the centre, while the narrow, southern half of the beach is backed by 20 m high cliffs. The Jan Juc Surf Life Saving Club was founded in 1963 and annually rescues an average of 30 people.

Swimming

A potentially hazardous beach, owing to the high waves and persistent rips. More suitable for experienced bathers and surfers. Stay between the flags and away from the rips and rocks.

Surfing

Usually variable beach breaks, however Bird Rock can provide excellent rights with a moderate swell and high tide.

Fishing

Best toward the northern end where rip holes are more persistent.

General

Jan Juc is Torquay's second and more exposed surfing beach. Still popular in summer for those escaping the Torquay crowds, however the variable beach and surf conditions warrant extra care.

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Beach Patrols Change Day

Jan Juc SLSC

Mon
25/11
Tue
26/11
Wed
27/11
Thu
28/11
Fri
29/11
Sat
30/11
Sun
01/12

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13:00 - 17:00

10:30 - 16:00

Jan Juc (Lifeguards)

TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
20°C
Water
15°C
UV Rating
9 / 11

Hazards

Sharks
Sharks
High surf
High surf
Large unexpected waves
Large unexpected waves
Fixed rips
Fixed rips
Flash rips
Flash rips
Travelling rips
Travelling rips
Shallow Sandbars
Shallow Sandbars
Winds
Winds
Beach erosion
Beach erosion
Long beach
Long beach
Rocks
Rocks

Strong Currents

Information Symbols

Formal parking area
Toilets
Power supply
Showers
Mobile Phone Coverage
Bus

Regulation Symbols

No Littering
Dog Litter Must be Picked Up
No Glass
Friday, 29 Nov 1:39

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.


Jan Juc, VIC 3228
Length: 1.2km
General Hazard Rating: 7/10 (Highly hazardous)
Beach Key: vic298