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Bells Beach - Rincon break guidePhoto by: Xray

Bells Beach - Rincon Surf Guide

Bells Beach in Torquay is an exposed reef and point break that has consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds are from the northwest. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the optimum swell angle is from the southwest. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

Bells Beach - Rincon Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reefReef and pointIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
15.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Bells Beach - Rincon:

The best conditions reported for surf at Bells Beach - Rincon occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Bells Beach - Rincon (for consistent clean waves)?

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Bells Beach - Rincon with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 60% of the time in July while 29% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 11% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
60%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
29%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
11%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Bells Beach - Rincon Location Map

Interactive Bells Beach - Rincon 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 Bells Beach - Rincon is Avalon Airport (AVV) in Australia, 40 km (25 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Bells Beach - Rincon is Melbourne Moorabbin Airport (MBW), also in Australia, 84 km (52 miles) away.

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Bells Beach - Rincon Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 21 May 2022, 19:15 Local Time
SatSun
7PM10PM1AM4AM
Wave (m)
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.7
SSW
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h)
10
5
5
5
Wind State on on on cross-
on

Swell History at Bells Beach - Rincon

Surf stats for Bells Beach - Rincon, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Bells Beach - Rincon

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Bells Beach - Rincon. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reefReef and point
    Reliability: consistent
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    • Icon reefReef and point
    Reliability: consistent
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    • Icon reefReef and point
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon reef  redReef
    Reliability: consistent
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