Surfing in Cape Schanck, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria Australia

Skill Level:
Experienced Only
Offshore Winds:
Victoria is the second-smallest state of Australia. It borders with New South Wales to the north and Tasman Sea to the east. The unique combination of spectacular coastline, pristine beaches, numerous national parks, dense forests and mountains attract visitors all year long and offer a plethora of activities to sport lovers. Melbourne, Victoria's capital and one of the most populous cities in Australia, lies on the Yarra River and around the shores of Port Phillip Bay.

Mornington Peninsula lies to 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. Cape Schanck is located between Flinders and Gunna. This spot is an exposed reef break that offers reliable conditions for surfing. Offshore winds blow from the northeast and the ideal swell direction is from the southeast.

Surfers can explore the waves with swell sizes from 1.5 m-2 m /5 ft-6 ft and holds up to 4 m/12 ft. In summer, the wind blows offshore at 2%, in autumn the wind blows at 1.8%, in winter at 3% and in spring at 0.8%. The site is suitable for experienced surfers only. It is recommended not go alone, as it is a remote location. Note: watch out for sharks, rocks and urchins.