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Portsea Back Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 4.5
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 4.0

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Portsea Back Beach Spot ID

Portsea perfect, Portsea Back Beach photo

Portsea Back Beach

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Portsea Back Beach

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Portsea Back Beach

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Type: beach

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 18.3 °C

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Thursday, 13 December 2018, 04:01 Local time
Thursday 13
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 14 15 15 14
Wind (km/h) 5
W 15
W 20
Wind State glass cross-
glass cross-

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Portsea Back Beach in Mornington Peninsula is an exposed beach break that has very consistent waves and works all around the year. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the optimum swell angle is from the southwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. Best around mid tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Watch out for rips, locals and sharks.

Victoria wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Port Phillip Heads, Australia, 7 km from Portsea Back Beach.

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Portsea Back Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At SHIP2913, 8 km from Portsea Back Beach.


Air temperature
20.0 °C

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Overall Portsea Back Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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  • The closest passenger airport to Portsea Back Beach is Avalon Airport (AVV) in Australia, 37 km (23 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Portsea Back Beach is Melbourne Moorabbin Airport (MBW), also in Australia, 53 km (33 miles) away.
  • Third is Melbourne Essendon Airport (MEB) in Australia, 69 km (43 miles) away.
  • Melbourne International Airport (MEL) in Australia is 74 km (46 miles) away.
  • Albury Airport (ABX), also in Australia is the fifth nearest airport to Portsea Back Beach and is 322 km (200 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Portsea Back Beach, VIC - Mornington Peninsula. Use the tab navigation above to view Portsea Back Beach sea temperature, Portsea Back Beach photographs, Portsea Back Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Portsea Back Beach webcams, current wind from VIC - Mornington Peninsula live weather stations and Portsea Back Beach 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 Portsea Back Beach.