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Fishermans Beach break guidePhoto by: Darren Evans

Fishermans Beach Surf Guide

Fishermans Beach in Qeenscliff is a fairly exposed reef break that has unreliable waves. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the west with some shelter here from southwest winds. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south. There is a right hand reef break. Best around high tide when the tide is rising. Rarely crowded here. Hazards include obstacles,.

Fishermans Beach Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
13.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Fishermans Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Fishermans Beach occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Fishermans Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 18% of the time in May while 10% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 72% 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 Fishermans Beach Location Map

Interactive Fishermans Beach 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 Fishermans Beach is Avalon Airport (AVV) in Australia, 35 km (22 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Fishermans Beach is Melbourne Moorabbin Airport (MBW), also in Australia, 78 km (48 miles) away.

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Fishermans Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 26 September 2022, 06:51 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 18 18 17 16
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at Fishermans Beach

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

Wind History at Fishermans Beach

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

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