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Woolamai Surf Guide

Woolamai in Phillip Island is an exposed beach break that usually has waves and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south southwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Watch out for dangerous rips.

Woolamai Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
15.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Woolamai:

The best conditions reported for surf at Woolamai occur when a South-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Woolamai 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 39% of the time in April while 57% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 4% 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).

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Interactive Woolamai 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 Woolamai is Melbourne Moorabbin Airport (MBW) in Australia, 66 km (41 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Woolamai is Avalon Airport (AVV), also in Australia, 94 km (58 miles) away.

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Woolamai Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 19 May 2022, 06:14 Local Time
Thursday 19
Wave (m)
Period (s) 13 13 13 12
Wind (km/h)
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Swell History at Woolamai

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

Wind History at Woolamai

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

Woolamai Reviews:

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Based on 6 votes.
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Andrew from Australia
“An ever changing beach with many breaks depending on the banks.Will hold up to 6ft but 3-5 is best. Good long walls to work with and barrels. The local kids rip it up when its on. Can get busy. Beware of the rips they are strong. Sharks have been seen but no attacks. A great place to surf with very variable conditions depending on size. Powerfull waves be careful.”

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