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Cat Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.1
Consistency of Surf: 3.9
Difficulty Level: 1.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.5
Crowds: 3.2

Overall: 3.8

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Cat Bay Spot ID

henry rushford, Cat Bay photo

Cat Bay

Photo credit: henry rushford

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Cat Bay

Photo credit: Zac

Type: beach and point

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell WSW | Wind SSE

Sea Temperature Today is: 13.1 °C

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Saturday, 21 July 2018, 17:32 Local time
Wave (m) 1.4
Period (s) 13 13 13 12
Wind (km/h) 15
NW 20
NNW 20
NNW 25
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Cat Bay in Phillip Island is a sheltered beach and point break that usually has waves, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds blow from the south southeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the west southwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves Likely to be crowded if working. Watch out for rocks, locals and sharks.

Victoria wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Phillip Island, 9 km from Cat Bay.

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Cat Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Mornington Penisula Flinders wx, 11 km from Cat Bay.


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Current weather near Cat Bay

Overall Cat Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Cat Bay Location Map

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  • The closest passenger airport to Cat Bay is Melbourne Moorabbin Airport (MBW) in Australia, 59 km (37 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Cat Bay is Avalon Airport (AVV), also in Australia, 78 km (48 miles) away.
  • Third is Melbourne Essendon Airport (MEB) in Australia, 89 km (55 miles) away.
  • Melbourne International Airport (MEL) in Australia is 96 km (60 miles) away.
  • Albury Airport (ABX), also in Australia is the fifth nearest airport to Cat Bay and is 316 km (196 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Cat Bay, VIC - Phillip Island. Use the tab navigation above to view Cat Bay sea temperature, Cat Bay photographs, Cat Bay detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Cat Bay webcams, current wind from VIC - Phillip Island live weather stations and Cat Bay 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 Cat Bay.