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Woodside Beach (Wilsons Promontory) in East Coast of Victoria is an exposed beach break that has consistent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the northwest and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the east. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. An uncrowded break, even when it is working. Beware of – Rips / undertow – Sharks.
Bells Beach – Bowl in Torquay is an exposed reef and point break that usually has waves, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Works best in offshore winds from the northwest. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Be wary of rips – they make surfing here dangerous.
Fairhaven in Qeenscliff is a fairly exposed beach break Offshore winds blow from the north. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. The quality of the surf isn’t affected by the tide. Likely to be crowded if working. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.
Cape Conran on the East Coast is a fairly exposed reef break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Ideal winds are from the northeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southeast. A left hand reef. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Rarely crowded here. Take care to avoid the rocks.
Johannas in Far West Coast is an exposed beach and point break that has very consistent waves and works all around the year. Offshore winds blow from the north northeast. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south. Waves at the beach break both left and right and there is also a left hand point break. When the surf is up, crowds are likely Hazards include rips, rocks and sharks.