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Cape Schanck ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.2
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.7
Crowds: 4.2

Overall: 4.2

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Cape Schanck Spot ID

Dominator @ the Schanck, Cape Schanck photo

Cape Schanck

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Schanck, Cape Schanck photo

Cape Schanck

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Type: reef

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 12.8 °C

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Saturday, 22 September 2018, 18:07 Local time
Wave (m) 1.1
Period (s) 14 14 14 4
Wind (km/h) 10
W 15
WNW 15
WSW 25
Wind State cross-

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Cape Schanck in Mornington Peninsula is a fairly exposed reef break that has reliable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds are from the northeast. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the southeast. A reef breaks left. Best around low tide. It's often crowded here. Watch out for dangerous rips.

Victoria wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Bushrangers Bay, 2 km from Cape Schanck.

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Cape Schanck Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Cape Schanck wx, 4 km from Cape Schanck.


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Air temperature
12.8 °C

Current weather near Cape Schanck

Overall Cape Schanck Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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Town and city forecasts close to Cape Schanck:


  • The closest passenger airport to Cape Schanck is Melbourne Moorabbin Airport (MBW) in Australia, 61 km (38 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Cape Schanck is Avalon Airport (AVV), also in Australia, 63 km (39 miles) away.
  • Third is Melbourne Essendon Airport (MEB) in Australia, 86 km (53 miles) away.
  • Melbourne International Airport (MEL) in Australia is 92 km (57 miles) away.
  • Albury Airport (ABX), also in Australia is the fifth nearest airport to Cape Schanck and is 327 km (203 miles) away.
Cape Schanck break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Cape Schanck, VIC - Mornington Peninsula. Use the tab navigation above to view Cape Schanck sea temperature, Cape Schanck photographs, Cape Schanck detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Cape Schanck webcams, current wind from VIC - Mornington Peninsula live weather stations and Cape Schanck 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 Schanck.