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Grinders ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.4

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Grinders Surf Guide

Grinders in Qeenscliff is an exposed beach break that usually has waves and can work at any time of the year. Ideal winds are from the north with some shelter here from southwest winds. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the south southwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. Sometimes crowded. Hazards include rips and rocks.

Grinders Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s33.4
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
17.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Grinders:

The best conditions reported for surf at Grinders occur when a South-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North.

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Grinders 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 45% of the time in July while 44% 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
45%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
44%
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 Grinders Location Map

Interactive Grinders 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 Grinders is Avalon Airport (AVV) in Australia, 49 km (30 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Grinders is Melbourne Moorabbin Airport (MBW), also in Australia, 94 km (58 miles) away.

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Grinders Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 16 April 2021, 01:32 Local Time
Friday 16
1AM4AM7AM10AM
Wave (m) 3.5
SW
2.4
SSW
2.3
SSW
2.2
SSW
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 20
SW 20
SW 15
SW 15
SSW
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Grinders

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

Wind History at Grinders

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

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