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Cape Paterson ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.8
Consistency of Surf: 3.8
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.7
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.7

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Cape Paterson Spot ID

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Cape Paterson

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Cape Patterson 2nds 2012, Cape Paterson photo

Cape Paterson

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

Cape Paterson

Photo credit: Cade Waters

Type: beach and reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 18.1 °C

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Monday, 22 April 2019, 12:45 Local time
Monday 22
Wave (m) 1.4
Period (s) 14 14 13 13
Wind (km/h) 15
SSW 10
S 10
S 10
Wind State cross-

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Cape Patterson on the East Coast is a sheltered reef break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the north. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. The right reef break is best, but there is a left reef too.. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Take care to avoid the rocks.

Victoria wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

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Cape Paterson Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At PoundCreek, 19 km from Cape Paterson.

light winds from the SSW

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Air temperature
16.5 °C

Current weather near Cape Paterson

Overall Cape Paterson Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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  • The closest passenger airport to Cape Paterson is Melbourne Moorabbin Airport (MBW) in Australia, 89 km (55 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Cape Paterson is Avalon Airport (AVV), also in Australia, 122 km (76 miles) away.
  • Third is Melbourne Essendon Airport (MEB) in Australia, 122 km (76 miles) away.
  • Melbourne International Airport (MEL) in Australia is 130 km (81 miles) away.
  • Albury Airport (ABX), also in Australia is the fifth nearest airport to Cape Paterson 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.