Surfing in Gunnery, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria Australia

Skill Level:
All Surfers
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 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. Gunnery is an exposed reef break that offers very consistent surf conditions. Surfers can explore the waves with swell sizes from 1 m-1.5 m (3 ft-5 ft) and holds up to 2.5 m (8 ft). The best tide movement is rising tide and the ideal tide position is mid and high tide.

In summer, the wind blows offshore at 71%, in autumn the wind blows at 57%, in winter at 45% and in spring at 66%. The spot is suitable for all surfers and it can provide with waves at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the north and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. Last but not least, apart from surfing you can also explore the peninsula which is famous for the variety of beaches, the wineries and the mazes. Note: watch out for sharks and rocks.