Smiths Beach Spot ID
Type: beach and point
Best: Swell S | Wind N
Sea Temperature Today is: 11.9 °C
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.
Overall Smiths Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September
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Use this relief map to navigate to VIC - Phillip Island surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Smiths Beach
Tide stations nearest to Smiths Beach:
- Closest tide stationPhillip Island2 mi
- Second closest tide stationStony Point10 mi
- Third closest tide stationWesternport10 mi
- Fourth closest tide stationHastings15 mi
- Fifth closest tide stationFrankston East27 mi
Ski Resorts closest to Smiths Beach:
- Closest ski areaMt Donna Buang (Australia)59 mi
- Second closest ski areaMount Baw Baw (Australia)72 mi
- Third closest ski areaMt St Gwinear (Australia)74 mi
- Fourth closest ski areaLake Mountain (Australia)78 mi
- Fifth closest ski areaMount Buller (Australia)114 mi
Town and city forecasts close to Smiths Beach:
- Closest city locationFrankston East (Australia)27 mi
- Second closest city locationCranbourne (Australia)28 mi
- Third closest city locationGeelong (Australia)50 mi
- Fourth closest city locationHoppers Crossing (Australia)53 mi
- Fifth closest city locationMelbourne (Australia)55 mi
- 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.
This is the Surf-Forecast page for Smiths Beach, VIC - Phillip Island. Use the tab navigation above to view Smiths Beach sea temperature, Smiths Beach photographs, Smiths Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Smiths Beach webcams, current wind from VIC - Phillip Island live weather stations and Smiths 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 Smiths Beach.