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Bells Beach - Bowl break guidePhoto by: Rohan

Bells Beach - Bowl Surf Guide

Bells Beach - Bowl in Torquay is an exposed reef and point break that has consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Works best in offshore winds from the northwest. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. It's sometimes crowded here. Watch out for dangerous rips.

Bells Beach - Bowl Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
18.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Bells Beach - Bowl:

The best conditions reported for surf at Bells Beach - Bowl 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 - Bowl (for consistent clean waves)?

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Bells Beach - Bowl 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 - Bowl Location Map

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

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Bells Beach - Bowl Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 5 February 2023, 02:21 Local Time
Sunday 05
2AM5AM8AM11AM
Wave (m)
2.5
SW
2.3
SW
1.4
SSW
1.2
SSW
Period (s) 11 10 10 10
Wind (km/h)
10
10
10
10
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Bells Beach - Bowl

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

Wind History at Bells Beach - Bowl

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

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