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Type: reef and point

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SSE | Wind NNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 13.3 °C

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Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 05:39 Local time
Wednesday 19
Wave (m) 1.3
Period (s) 18 17 17 16
Wind (km/h) 25
W 25
W 20
WSW 15
Wind State cross-
cross cross

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Southside in Torquay is an exposed reef and point break that has pretty consitent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds are from the north northwest. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the south southeast. A left hand reef. Best around high tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Beware of rocks, rips.

Victoria wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Boobs, 2 km from Southside.

IS AT (local time)

Southside Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Geelong Airport, 17 km from Southside.

fresh winds from the WNW

no report
Air temperature
13.8 °C

Current weather near Southside

Overall Southside Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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  • The closest passenger airport to Southside is Avalon Airport (AVV) in Australia, 41 km (25 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Southside is Melbourne Moorabbin Airport (MBW), also in Australia, 85 km (53 miles) away.
  • Third is Melbourne Essendon Airport (MEB) in Australia, 90 km (56 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 Southside and is 349 km (217 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Southside, VIC - Torquay. Use the tab navigation above to view Southside sea temperature, Southside photographs, Southside detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Southside webcams, current wind from VIC - Torquay live weather stations and Southside 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 Southside.