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Fairhaven ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.3
Consistency of Surf: 2.7
Difficulty Level: 2.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.7

Overall: 3.1

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Fairhaven Surf Guide

Fairhaven in Qeenscliff is a fairly exposed beach break Offshore winds blow from the north. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Likely to be crowded if working. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

Fairhaven Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
rarely breaks
16.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Fairhaven:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

augustBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Fairhaven 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 16% of the time in August while 33% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 51% 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 Fairhaven Location Map

Interactive Fairhaven 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 Fairhaven is Avalon Airport (AVV) in Australia, 58 km (36 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Fairhaven is Melbourne Moorabbin Airport (MBW), also in Australia, 104 km (65 miles) away.

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Fairhaven Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 23 April 2021, 01:30 Local Time
Friday 23
Wave (m) 5.0
Period (s) 18 18 18 18
Wind (km/h) 20
W 15
W 15
W 15
Wind State cross cross cross-

Swell History at Fairhaven

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

Wind History at Fairhaven

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

Fairhaven Reviews:

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Based on 3 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s33.1
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s44.3
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s32.7
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s22.3
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s11.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s32.7
  • ...

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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Saul from Australia
“Fairhaven is a great beach break that picks up alot of swell due to its exposed location. Good breaks can be found right along the beach, but be careful as there alot of toughs and channels. The best beech breaks are often at the westerns end towards Spout Creek.”

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