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Point Leo break guidePhoto by: John Knowles

Point Leo Surf Guide

Point Leo in Mornington Peninsula is a fairly exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the northwest. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. The right hand reef break is better than the left.. Best around mid tide. It's sometimes crowded here. Watch out for rocks, locals and sharks.

Point Leo Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
17.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Point Leo:

The best conditions reported for surf at Point Leo occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

augustBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Point Leo 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 42% of the time in August while 22% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 36% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
42%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
22%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
36%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Point Leo Location Map

Interactive Point Leo 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 Leo is Melbourne Moorabbin Airport (MBW) in Australia, 50 km (31 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Point Leo is Avalon Airport (AVV), also in Australia, 68 km (42 miles) away.

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Point Leo Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 6 December 2022, 14:05 Local Time
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Wave (m)
0.9
SW
0.8
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0.8
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0.8
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Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h)
15
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5
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at Point Leo

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

Wind History at Point Leo

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

Point Leo Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 16 votes.
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Review
Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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TJ from Australia
“Point Leo is a great righthand point-break which has waves that caters for all levels. Surfers tend to flock here from the Mornington Peninsula in Winter when the waves become too rough and the wind swings away to the West or North. To the right you have Crunchy Point which tends to pick up less swell than the other breaks, it's not steep and tends to be gentle so this is a great spot for beginners and longboarders. The main break nicknamed "Suicides" is the break right up the top of the reef. This spot picks up virtually more swell than any other spot in that area, it has a steep takeoff which then breaks over a reef and can continue down to the main beach on a big day, it's a very fun wave, however, you'll need a high tide to avoid the reef, definitely a more advanced break. To the left of the Point Leo SLSC you have two reefs: First Reef and Second Reef. These breaks provide both lefts and rights and pick up a solid amount of swell. It can have a fairly moderate take off but the wave is pretty short because the reef ends right before the beach. This is a go-to spot when Suicides and Crunchies get too crowded. Point Leo works best when there's a decent-sized swell, which is why it's usually flat in summer. Autumn through to Spring is definitely the best time to surf here, when the conditions are right it can have some of the best waves in Mornington. It's worth noting that the size of the swell tends to drop when the tide is going out because the water has to make its way out of Western Port Bay and that can stop some of the swell getting into the bay. There's usually not many rips here because the water tends to go down the more sheltered beach and works its way out there, but there is a rip that flows right in between Crunchy Point and Suicide Reef on big days, so use it to your advantage if the waves are big. Wear booties to avoid cutting yourself on the reef!”

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