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Wye River ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.8

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Wye River Surf Guide

Wye River in Cape Otway is a quite exposed river/reef break that has quite consistent surf. Spring and Summer provide the optimum conditions. The best wind direction is from the north northwest. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south southeast. The beach breaks favour rights as well as a right hand reef break.. Best around high tide when the tide is rising. Sometimes crowded. Beware of crowds and rocks.

Wye River Spot Info

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

Surfing Wye River:

The best conditions reported for surf at Wye River occur when a South-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Wye River with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 0% of the time in January while 4% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 96% 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).

Explore Wye River Location Map

Interactive Wye River 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 Wye River is Avalon Airport (AVV) in Australia, 83 km (52 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Wye River is Melbourne Moorabbin Airport (MBW), also in Australia, 129 km (80 miles) away.

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Wye River Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 17 April 2021, 18:30 Local Time
Wave (m) 2.1
Period (s) 12 12 12 16
Wind (km/h) 15
W 10
WNW 10
WNW 10
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Wye River

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

Wind History at Wye River

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

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