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Portsea Back Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 4.5
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 4.0

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Portsea Back Beach break guidePhoto by: Chris

Portsea Back Beach Surf Guide

Portsea Back Beach in Mornington Peninsula is an exposed beach break that has very consistent waves and works all around the year. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the optimum swell angle is from the southwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. Best around mid tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Watch out for rips, locals and sharks.

Portsea Back Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s44.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
16.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Portsea Back Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Portsea Back Beach occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Portsea Back Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 33% of the time in April while 61% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 6% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
33%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
61%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
6%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Portsea Back Beach Location Map

Interactive Portsea Back Beach 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 Portsea Back Beach is Avalon Airport (AVV) in Australia, 37 km (23 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Portsea Back Beach is Melbourne Moorabbin Airport (MBW), also in Australia, 53 km (33 miles) away.

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Portsea Back Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 5 December 2020, 16:55 Local Time
Saturday 05
2PM5PM8PM11PM
Wave (m) 0.6
SW
0.6
WSW
0.5
SW
1.5
W
Period (s) 11 11 11 4
Wind (km/h) 25
NNE 35
NNW 30
W 45
WNW
Wind State off cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Portsea Back Beach

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

Wind History at Portsea Back Beach

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

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    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon beachBeach and reef
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    Reliability: fairly consistent
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