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Shelly Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.7

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Shelly Beach Surf Guide

Shelly Beach on the East Coast is a reasonably exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds are from the north northwest. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. Reef breaks provide lefts and rights. Best around high tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Take care of rocks and sharks.

Shelly Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
17.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Shelly Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Shelly Beach occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Shelly Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 35% of the time in July while 28% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 37% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
35%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
28%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
37%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Shelly Beach Location Map

Interactive Shelly 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 Shelly Beach is Melbourne Moorabbin Airport (MBW) in Australia, 68 km (42 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Shelly Beach is Avalon Airport (AVV), also in Australia, 98 km (61 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Shelly Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 17 April 2021, 18:04 Local Time
SatSun
7PM10PM1AM4AM
Wave (m) 1.4
WSW
1.5
WSW
1.3
SW
1.4
SW
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 20
WSW 20
W 15
W 15
W
Wind State cross cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Shelly Beach

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

Wind History at Shelly Beach

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Shelly Beach. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: consistent
    5km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    5km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: very consistent
    6km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: consistent
    6km away
    • Icon beachBeach and reef
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    7km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Shelly Beach: