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Smiths Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.2
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.1
Crowds: 2.1

Overall: 2.9

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Smiths Beach

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Smiths Beach

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Smiths Beach

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Type: beach and point

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell S | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.4 °C

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Wednesday, 25 May 2016, 01:46 Local time
Wednesday 25
1AM4AM7AM10AM
Wave (m) 1.3
SW
1.1
SW
1.0
SW
0.9
WSW
Period (s) 13 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 20
N 25
N 30
N 45
N
Wind State off off off off

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Smiths Beach in Phillip Island is a fairly exposed beach and point break that has inconsistent surf with no particular seasonal pattern. The best wind direction is from the north. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights and in addition, there is also a left hand point break. Best around mid tide. When the surf is up, crowds are likely Hazards include rocks, rips and sharks.

Victoria wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Phillip Island, 3 km from Smiths Beach.

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Smiths Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Rhyll, 7 km from Smiths Beach.

light winds from the NNW

km/h
Air temperature
10.6 °C

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Overall Smiths Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May

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  • The closest passenger airport to Smiths Beach is Melbourne Moorabbin Airport (MBW) in Australia, 61 km (38 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Smiths Beach is Avalon Airport (AVV), also in Australia, 86 km (53 miles) away.
  • Third is Melbourne Essendon Airport (MEB) in Australia, 92 km (57 miles) away.
  • Melbourne International Airport (MEL) in Australia is 99 km (61 miles) away.
  • Albury Airport (ABX), also in Australia is the fifth nearest airport to Smiths Beach and is 310 km (193 miles) away.
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