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Wonthaggi ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 2.6

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Wonthaggi Surf Guide

Wonthaggi on the East Coast is a fairly exposed beach break that has inconsistent surf with no particular seasonal pattern. The best wind direction is from the east northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the southwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

Wonthaggi Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s32.6
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
15.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Wonthaggi:

The best conditions reported for surf at Wonthaggi occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

marchBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Wonthaggi with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 15% of the time in March while 41% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 44% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
15%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
41%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
44%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Wonthaggi Location Map

Interactive Wonthaggi 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 Wonthaggi is Melbourne Moorabbin Airport (MBW) in Australia, 77 km (48 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Wonthaggi is Avalon Airport (AVV), also in Australia, 110 km (68 miles) away.

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Wonthaggi Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 17 May 2021, 07:30 Local Time
Monday 17
7AM10AM1PM4PM
Wave (m) 3.0
SW
3.0
SW
3.0
SW
2.5
SW
Period (s) 11 18 18 17
Wind (km/h) 25
SW 20
SW 20
WSW 20
WSW
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Swell History at Wonthaggi

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

Wind History at Wonthaggi

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

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    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: consistent
    7km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    11km away
    • Icon beachBeach and reef
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    13km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    15km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    16km away

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