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St Andrews Beach Surf Guide

St Andrews Beach in Mornington Peninsula is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds are from the northeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for rips and sharks.

St Andrews Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
17.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing St Andrews Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at St Andrews 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 St Andrews Beach (for consistent clean waves)?

aprilBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing St Andrews 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.
clean
34%
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
5%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore St Andrews Beach Location Map

Interactive St Andrews 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 St Andrews Beach is Avalon Airport (AVV) in Australia, 53 km (33 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to St Andrews Beach is Melbourne Moorabbin Airport (MBW), also in Australia, 55 km (34 miles) away.

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St Andrews Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 3 December 2021, 14:54 Local Time
Friday 03
2PM5PM8PM11PM
Wave (m)
2.2
SW
2.5
SW
2.5
SW
2.5
SW
Period (s) 16 16 16 15
Wind (km/h)
20
20
20
20
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
on

Swell History at St Andrews Beach

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

Wind History at St Andrews Beach

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

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