SURFERS driving to breaks along Boneo Road, from Rosebud to Flinders, were being checked for breaching the five-kilometre limit last week.
Somerville Highway Patrol Senior Sergeant Phillip Hulley said police under Operation Guardian were asking surfers’ addresses and were prepared to issue penalty notices if they were in breach.
“We often get pretty feeble excuses, but they won’t wash with us and the surfers can expect a heavy fine if they are outside their limits,” he said.
The penalty for breaching the five-kilometre rule is $1817.
Operation Sentinel Sergeant Steve Wood, based at Somerville CIU, said three fines for breaching the Chief Health Officer’s regulations had been issued on the Mornington Peninsula in the week up until Thursday: one to a passenger on the Sorrento-Queenscliff ferry and two to guests at a house gathering at Mount Eliza.