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Winki Pop ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 4.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 1.5

Overall: 3.4

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Winki Pop break guidePhoto by: Peter Okey

Winki Pop Surf Guide

Winki Pop in Torquay is a quite exposed reef and point break that usually has waves, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds blow from the northwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. A right hand reef break Good surf at all stages of the tide. When the surf is up, crowds are likely Watch out for urchins,rocks and rips.

Winki Pop Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reefReef and pointIcon  s33.4
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
16.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Winki Pop:

The best conditions reported for surf at Winki Pop occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

augustBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Winki Pop with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of August. Clean surfable waves are typically found 31% of the time in August while 18% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 51% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
31%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
18%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
51%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Winki Pop Location Map

Interactive Winki Pop 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 Winki Pop is Avalon Airport (AVV) in Australia, 40 km (25 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Winki Pop is Melbourne Moorabbin Airport (MBW), also in Australia, 84 km (52 miles) away.

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Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Winki Pop Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 12 May 2021, 12:04 Local Time
Wednesday 12
1PM4PM7PM10PM
Wave (m) 1.0
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 15
ENE 5
E 5
N 10
NNW
Wind State cross-
on
glass cross-
off
off

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Swell History at Winki Pop

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Wind History at Winki Pop

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

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    • Icon  s43.8
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    • Icon reefReef and point
    Reliability: consistent
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    • Icon reef  redReef
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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