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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

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
11.9°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:
Victoria wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Portsea Back Beach sea temperature, Portsea Back Beach photographs, Portsea Back Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Portsea Back Beach webcams, current wind from VIC - Mornington Peninsula live weather stations and Portsea Back Beach tide predictions. The Australia swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Australia and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Australia wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Portsea Back Beach

Portsea Back Beach Surf:

Tuesday, 11 August 2020, 20:10 Local time
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 13 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 35
NNE 30
NNE 30
NNE 30
Wind State cross-
off cross-

Tide Times:

For Port Phillip Heads, Australia, 7 km from Portsea Back Beach.

IS AT (local time)

Portsea Back Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At San Valentino, 10 km from Portsea Back Beach.

moderate winds from the N

Air temperature
- °C

Current weather near Portsea Back Beach

Overall Portsea Back Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August

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Surf stats for Portsea Back Beach: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Portsea Back Beach: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Portsea perfect, Portsea Back Beach photo

Portsea Back Beach

Photo credit: Nick

Heaving, Portsea Back Beach photo

Portsea Back Beach

Photo credit: Bubbles

Stormy morning surf, Portsea Back Beach photo

Portsea Back Beach

Photo credit: Chris

Portsea Back Beach Location Maps

Portsea Back Beach Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to VIC - Mornington Peninsula surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Portsea Back Beach

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Portsea Back Beach:

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Wave buoys nearest to Portsea Back Beach:

Tide stations nearest to Portsea Back Beach:

  • Closest tide station
    Port Phillip Heads
    4 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Clifton Springs
    14 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    16 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    21 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    27 mi


  • 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.
  • Third is Melbourne Essendon Airport (MEB) in Australia, 69 km (43 miles) away.
  • Melbourne International Airport (MEL) in Australia is 74 km (46 miles) away.
  • Albury Airport (ABX), also in Australia is the fifth nearest airport to Portsea Back Beach and is 322 km (200 miles) away.
Portsea Back Beach break location map and break info