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Ocean Reach Surf Guide

Ocean Reach in Phillip Island is a reasonably exposed beach and reef break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the northeast and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south southwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights and in addition there are both left and right reef breaks. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded. Beware of locals, sharks and rocks.

Ocean Reach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
15.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Ocean Reach:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

septemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Ocean Reach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of September. Clean surfable waves are typically found 11% of the time in September while 50% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 39% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
11%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
50%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
39%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Ocean Reach Location Map

Interactive Ocean Reach 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.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Ocean Reach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 23 May 2022, 03:11 Local Time
Monday 23
1AM4AM7AM10AM
Wave (m)
0.7
SW
0.9
SW
0.8
SW
0.8
SW
Period (s) 15 15 15 15
Wind (km/h)
15
15
15
10
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
off cross-
off

Swell History at Ocean Reach

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

Wind History at Ocean Reach

Wind stats for Ocean Reach, 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 Ocean Reach: