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Point Impossible break guidePhoto by: Peter Okey

Point Impossible Surf Guide

Point Impossible in Qeenscliff is an exposed reef and point break that has quite reliable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds are from the west northwest with some shelter here from west winds. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. A right hand reef break Often Crowded. Take care to avoid the rocks.

Point Impossible Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
14.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Point Impossible:

The best conditions reported for surf at Point Impossible occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

augustBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Point Impossible 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 60% of the time in August while 33% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 7% 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 Point Impossible Location Map

Interactive Point Impossible 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 Point Impossible is Avalon Airport (AVV) in Australia, 31 km (19 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Point Impossible is Melbourne Moorabbin Airport (MBW), also in Australia, 73 km (45 miles) away.

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Point Impossible Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 10 June 2023, 21:43 Local Time
Wave (m)
Period (s) 17 17 17 17
Wind (km/h)
Wind State off cross-

Swell History at Point Impossible

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

Wind History at Point Impossible

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

Point Impossible Reviews:

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Based on 11 votes.
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  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s32.7
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s32.5
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s32.8
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s11.3
  • Crowds:Icon  s32.8
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Greg from Australia
“A nice break but can get Impossibly crowded. A bunch of locals who snake and get hostile rule the roost. Be prepared to have to fight for a wave. Not so bad mid-week.”

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