The Jan Juc Surf Life Saving Club was founded in 1963 and annually rescues an average of 30 people.
Jan Juc Ocean Beach is rated highly hazardous. It is Torquay's second and more exposed surfing beach. The variable beach conditions warrant extra care.
Jan Juc Beach is located immediately south of Torquay and is a little more exposed, receiving waves averaging 1.4m. It extends for 1.2km 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 20m high cliffs.
The flags are generally placed towards the surf club at the northern end of the beach where swimming conditions are generally safer.
The Jan Juc Surf Life Saving Club is a 100% volunteer run organisation and depends entirely on fundraising and donations to keep lifesavers on the beach.
Donations are always welcome and used to maintain rescue gear, purchase essential lifesaving services equipment, deliver training courses and provide quality lifesaving services.
Donations can be made by downloading the Foundation Donation Form and posting to: Jan Juc SLSC, P.O. Box 179, Torquay, 3228.