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Rye Ocean Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.0

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Rye Ocean Beach Surf Guide

Rye Ocean Beach in Mornington Peninsula is an exposed beach and reef break that has quite consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights and there is right hand reef break too.. It's sometimes crowded here. Hazards include rips and rocks.

Rye Ocean Beach Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
18.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Rye Ocean Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Rye Ocean 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 Rye Ocean Beach (for consistent clean waves)?

aprilBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Rye Ocean 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 34% of the time in April while 61% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 5% 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 Rye Ocean 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 Rye Ocean Beach is Avalon Airport (AVV) in Australia, 47 km (29 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Rye Ocean Beach is Melbourne Moorabbin Airport (MBW), also in Australia, 54 km (34 miles) away.

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Rye Ocean Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 9 March 2021, 18:59 Local Time
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 15 15 14 14
Wind (km/h) 25
SSW 20
SSW 15
SSW 15
Wind State on cross-

Swell History at Rye Ocean Beach

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

Wind History at Rye Ocean Beach

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

Rye Ocean Beach Reviews:

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Based on 2 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s33.0
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s33.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s33.0
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s11.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s33.0
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Sash from Australia
“Rye can have excellent surf but needs the right wind conditions. If its not right it will be wind blown. Also the rips are very strong. Bells is much more consistent”

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