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Marengo Surf Guide

Marengo in Cape Otway is a quite exposed reef and point break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the west. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south southwest. A choice of left and right reefs When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Beware of rips and rocks.

Marengo Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
13.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Marengo:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

augustBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Marengo 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 61% of the time in August while 38% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 1% 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 Marengo Location Map

Interactive Marengo 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 Marengo is Avalon Airport (AVV) in Australia, 108 km (67 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Marengo is Melbourne Moorabbin Airport (MBW), also in Australia, 154 km (96 miles) away.

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Marengo Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 5 July 2022, 16:13 Local Time
Tuesday 05
Wave (m)
Period (s) 15 16 16 16
Wind (km/h)
Wind State on on on on

Swell History at Marengo

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

Wind History at Marengo

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Marengo. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beachBeach and point
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beachBeach and reef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    18km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: consistent
    20km away
    • Icon beachBeach and point
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: very consistent
    21km away
    • Icon pointRiver/point
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    21km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Marengo: