Beach N' Bay report - this weekend

- Episode 127 - 

Wow wee, hasn't this year flown by! This is the last weekend before summer officially starts, that means Christmas is only a few weeks away!

Reminder to all that are looking for the special Christmas gift for the boatie in your life. Look no further!

Regardless of whether they are a novice, wanna-be or the old salt experienced skipper, these two boating gift ideas are perfect for everyone! Both are easy reading paperbacks and eBooks, in both the Kindle and iPad format which have been written for the Australian market and regulations.
Written by our very own Darren Finkelstein 'The Boat Guy' who's got 35+ years of boating experience to share.

Honey, let's buy a BOAT! 
Explains everything there is to know about boat ownership. How to buy the right boat for the right price. Reading this book is bound to make you safer on the water and you'll buy the right boat for your ability, budget and purpose! This title is a Boating Industry Association award winner, it also reached No 5 on the Apple iBook Store as a bestseller, within the sports/rec category.

Alternatively, if you've already got a boat or know someone who has... then buy them the definitive book of places to go boating right here in our own Victorian backyard.  

Honey, let's go BOATING! 
101 bucket list of boating destinations (the Victorian edition)  features oodles of places (101 in fact) to go boating. Featuring; inland waters, coastal regions, inland rivers and even the lakes. All locations are within easy drive for everyone to explore....  It will even tell you where the coffee is good, boat ramp locations and even where to get your fuel!

To order your copies, go to:

This weekend's Beach N' Bay Report is proudly presented by our very own 'The Boat Guy' Darren Finkelstein for the waters of Port Phillip for 28-29 November 2015.

A reminder to listen to Darren as he broadcasts <live> his weekly Beach N' Bay reports on radio 3AW, three times every Saturday and Sunday from December to March each year. 

Commencing on Saturday 19/12/15, the Beach N' Bay reports can be heard:

  • Weekends: 6.45a, 7.45a and 9.45a
  • Selected Weekdays: 6.55a and 2.25p 

Enjoy our weekly boating forecast, we'll catch you this time next week.
Safe Boating Always! 

Over N' Out
Darren and Andrew


We are really excited to announce that during January 2016, we will open our second Boat Sales and Chandlery office at Wyndham Harbour, which compliments our excisting St Kilda Marina location. Stay tuned for more details. Wyndham Harbour >>

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All weather information given by The Boat-Guy has been sourced directly from Bureau of Meteorology with good intentions, so blame them if it's wrong. Seriously, weather and boating forecasts do change and sometimes without notice. Always check the current forecast in full, before you go!
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Listen to Darren <live> on radio 3AW this summer, presenting his unique Beach N' Bay reports.

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View the conditions <LIVE> - Check the conditions, before you GO!

We have Web Cams located high on top of the lighthouse at St Kilda Marina for uninterupted views of the top end of Port Phillip and coming online soon is <live> feed from the new Web Cam installed at Wyndham Harbour. This covers the new marina and the northwestern shores of Port Phillip.
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Ideal Christmas present >> (for the novice boatie and expert skipper)

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Sunrunner 3700  >>

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Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre

Areas of Responsibility

NOAA's two Tsuami Warning Centers (PTWC and WC/ATWC) have separate areas of responsibility, which are the geographical areas within which each Center has the responsibility for the dissemination of messages and the provision of interpretive information to emergency managers and other officials, news media, and the public. These are shown on the map below.

Pacific - International

As the primarly operational headquarters for the Pacific Tsunami Warning System, PTWC provides warnings for Pacific basin teletsunamis (tsunamis that can cause damage far away from their source) to almost every country around the Pacific rim and to most of the Pacific island states. This function is carried out under the auspices of the UNESCO/IOC International Coordination Group for the Pacific Tsunami Warning System. A few destructive teletsunamis are generated each century by great earthquakes around the Pacific rim. Such tsunamis can propagate across the entire Pacific in less than 24 hours, and cause widespread destruction along shorelines located thousands of miles from the source. With ever-increasing population and development along most coastlines, there is a corresponding increase in risk. The last destructive teletsunami occurred in 1964 following the great Alaska earthquake.

Australia Region - current status
Pacific Ocean - current status
Indian Ocean - current status
Hawaii - current status