Cape Paterson ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 2.5

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Cape Paterson Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(East Coast of Victoria, Australia)

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Cape Patterson 2nds 2012, Cape Paterson photo

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Cape Patterson 2nds 3/09/12, Cape Paterson photo

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Cape Paterson Spot ID:

Type: beach and reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 18.4 °C

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Sunday, 29 March 2015, 10:50 Local time

Sunday 29
8AM 11AM 2PM 5PM
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 13 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 20
N 25
NNW 20
WNW 20
Wind State cross-

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Cape Paterson in East Coast of Victoria is a sheltered beach and reef break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. Both right (best) and left reef breaks. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Take care of rocks in the line up.

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Air temperature
9.6 °C

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Visitor Reviews of Cape Paterson

John from AUSTRALIA writes:

My name is John and I've also been surfing Cape Paterson for quite a number of years now and I have never seen this place called channel. Max Combridge I think you must be thinking of Inverloch because Cape Paterson just has three breaks. I believe they are called First Surf, Second Surf and Third Surf. Second and Third spot are hard to find. Second is behind some dunes and Third is way down the beach towards Phillip Island.


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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Cape Paterson:

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Closest break Eagles Nest 3 mi
Second closest break Suicides 3 mi
Third closest break Wonthaggi 8 mi
Fourth closest break Kilcunda 12 mi
Fifth closest break Shelly Beach 14 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Cape Paterson:

Closest wave buoy W Hawaii Buoy 5317 mi
Second closest wave buoy SW Hawaii Buoy 5341 mi
Third closest wave buoy NW Hawaii Buoy 5482 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy NW Hawaii Buoy 5538 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy N Hawaii 1 Buoy 5850 mi

Tide stations nearest to Cape Paterson:

Closest tide station Phillip Island 24 mi
Second closest tide station Waratah Bay 25 mi
Third closest tide station Stony Point 30 mi
Fourth closest tide station Westernport 30 mi
Fifth closest tide station Hastings 35 mi

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Ski Resorts closest to Cape Paterson:

Closest ski area Mt Donna Buang (Australia) 67 mi
Second closest ski area Mount Baw Baw (Australia) 68 mi
Third closest ski area Mt St Gwinear (Australia) 70 mi
Fourth closest ski area Lake Mountain (Australia) 83 mi
Fifth closest ski area Mount Buller (Australia) 115 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to Cape Paterson:

Closest city location Cranbourne (Australia) 44 mi
Second closest city location Frankston East (Australia) 45 mi
Third closest city location Geelong (Australia) 73 mi
Fourth closest city location Melbourne (Australia) 73 mi
Fifth closest city location Hoppers Crossing (Australia) 73 mi
  • The closest passenger airport to Cape Patterson is Melbourne Moorabbin Airport (MBW) in Australia, 90 km (56 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Cape Patterson is Avalon Airport (AVV), also in Australia, 123 km (76 miles) away.
  • Third is Melbourne Essendon Airport (MEB) in Australia, 123 km (76 miles) away.
  • Melbourne International Airport (MEL) in Australia is 131 km (81 miles) away.
  • Albury Airport (ABX), also in Australia is the fifth nearest airport to Cape Patterson and is 314 km (195 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Cape Paterson, VIC - East Coast. Use the tab navigation above to view Cape Paterson sea temperature, Cape Paterson photographs, Cape Paterson detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Cape Paterson webcams, current wind from VIC - East Coast live weather stations and Cape Paterson tide predictions. The Australia swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Australia and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Australia wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Cape Paterson.


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