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Centre Crack ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.5

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Centre Crack Surf Guide

Centre Crack in Phillip Island is a sheltered reef break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the north northwest. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. A reef breaks right. Sometimes crowded. Beware of rocks and sharks.

Centre Crack Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
18.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Centre Crack:

The best conditions reported for surf at Centre Crack occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

augustBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Centre Crack 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 12% of the time in August while 17% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 71% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
12%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
17%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
71%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Centre Crack Location Map

Interactive Centre Crack 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 Centre Crack is Melbourne Moorabbin Airport (MBW) in Australia, 60 km (37 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Centre Crack is Avalon Airport (AVV), also in Australia, 80 km (50 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.
Centre Crack Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 11 April 2021, 05:20 Local Time
Sunday 11
1AM4AM7AM10AM
Wave (m) 4.0
SW
4.0
SW
4.0
SW
4.0
SW
Period (s) 20 19 19 18
Wind (km/h) 55
SW 50
SW 50
SW 55
SW
Wind State cross cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Centre Crack

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

Wind History at Centre Crack

Wind stats for Centre Crack, 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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Wave Buoys Nearest To Centre Crack:

We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.