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Apollo Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.1
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.7
Crowds: 3.4

Overall: 3.7

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Apollo Bay Surf Guide

Apollo Bay in Cape Otway is a fairly exposed beach and point break that has pretty consitent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the west. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves Best around low tide when the tide is rising. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Overcrowding can even make surfing hazardous.

Apollo Bay Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeach and pointIcon  s43.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
15.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Apollo Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Apollo Bay occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Apollo Bay (for consistent clean waves)?

augustBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Apollo Bay with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of August. Clean surfable waves are typically found 61% of the time in August while 38% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 1% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
61%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
38%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
1%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Apollo Bay Location Map

Interactive Apollo Bay surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Apollo Bay is Avalon Airport (AVV) in Australia, 106 km (66 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Apollo Bay is Melbourne Moorabbin Airport (MBW), also in Australia, 152 km (94 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Apollo Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 19 May 2021, 00:44 Local Time
Wednesday 19
1AM4AM7AM10AM
Wave (m) 1.3
SSW
1.1
SW
0.9
SW
1.3
SSW
Period (s) 13 13 12 12
Wind (km/h) 15
NNW 15
NW 15
NNW 20
NW
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Apollo Bay

Surf stats for Apollo Bay, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Apollo Bay

Wind stats for Apollo Bay, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

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    • Icon reefReef and point
    • Icon  s32.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: consistent
    18km away
    • Icon beachBeach and reef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    19km away
    • Icon pointRiver/point
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    19km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: inconsistent
    20km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Apollo Bay: