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Sandy Point Surf Guide

Sandy Point on the East Coast is a fairly exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the north northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south southwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for dangerous rips.

Sandy Point Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
18.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Sandy Point:

The best conditions reported for surf at Sandy Point occur when a South-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

septemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Sandy Point with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of September. Clean surfable waves are typically found 14% of the time in September while 55% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 31% 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).

Explore Sandy Point Location Map

Interactive Sandy Point 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 Sandy Point is Melbourne Moorabbin Airport (MBW) in Australia, 131 km (81 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Sandy Point is Melbourne Essendon Airport (MEB), also in Australia, 164 km (102 miles) away.

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Sandy Point Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 26 March 2023, 04:22 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 16 16 16 15
Wind (km/h)
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Swell History at Sandy Point

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

Wind History at Sandy Point

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

Sandy Point Reviews:

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Based on 17 votes.
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Nick Gay from Australia
“A great place for beginners to intermediates on its good days. The bars at Manuka provide better rides than the short close-outs that most of the beach gets. Locals are friendly, and no hassle because there's so much beach to share. I've outgrown it now to some extent, but I still get caught out some days when the larger sets come in and remind me that they wear the pants. The best clean days might get to about 1 and a half times head height.”

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