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Bancoora Surf Guide

Bancoora in Qeenscliff is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the northwest. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south southwest. A right hand reef break. It's often crowded here. Take care of rips and rocks.

Bancoora Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
16.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Bancoora:

The best conditions reported for surf at Bancoora occur when a South-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

augustBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Bancoora 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 60% of the time in August while 33% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 7% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Bancoora Location Map

Interactive Bancoora 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 Bancoora is Avalon Airport (AVV) in Australia, 30 km (19 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Bancoora is Melbourne Moorabbin Airport (MBW), also in Australia, 72 km (45 miles) away.

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Bancoora Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 10 December 2022, 17:16 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 12 11 11 11
Wind (km/h)
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Swell History at Bancoora

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

Wind History at Bancoora

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

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