- ABOUT THE SPOT
Surfing in Gunnamatta Beach, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria Australia
Mornington Peninsula lies to the southeast of Melbourne, Victoria’s capital city. It is surrounded by Western Port to the east and Port Phillips to the west. There is a vast number of great surf sites all along this section. Gunnamatta beach is located in the Mornington Peninsula National Park and it is one of the most popular surf beaches in the peninsula due to the high swells and reefs.
This spot is an exposed beach break that provides good surf at all stages of the tide. Offshore winds blow from the northeast and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest.
Surfers can explore the waves with swell sizes from 1 m /3 ft and holding up to 2.5 m /8 ft. In summer, the wind blows offshore at 66%, in autumn the wind blows at 58%, in winter at 60% and in spring at 67%. The site is suitable for more experienced surfers. Gunnamatta beach is the ideal place for surfers who hate beach crowds. Last but not least, the beach provides with a surf lifesaving club and facilities, including two large car parks. Note: watch out for sharks, rips and pollution.