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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
17.5°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.
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).

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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
Friday, 3 December 2021, 14:21 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 16 16 16 15
Wind (km/h)
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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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Jake from Australia
“This is a great little surf break which accommodates for beginners to advanced surfers. It is a great place to learn in summer as the surf is relatively small. Winter is defiantly the best season to surf here, however when the waves reach 2+ meters and a large tide is on it's way in, it can be near impossible to get out to the break. When the surf is big it stops you from taking short-cuts forcing you to paddle all the way up the point to the break instead of walking all the way up the point and paddling a short distance to the take-off zone. This sort-cut cannot be used when the surf is big as there is a fairly heavy shore break over rock where this is. All in all a great fun wave!”

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