Surfing in Koonya Reef, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria Australia

Skill Level:
Best Wind Direction:
North, Northeast
Ideal Tide Position :
High Tide
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.

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.

Koonya Beach is a beautiful sandy beach which is surrounded by rocks and reefs. Koonya Reef is an exposed reef break that is great on high tide. Here you can explore the waves with swell sizes from 2 m/6 ft and holds up to 2.5 m-3 m/8 ft-10 ft. The best wind direction is from the northeast, north and the ideal swell direction is from the west, southwest.

The best tide movement is rising tide and the ideal tide position is high tide only. 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 experienced surfers only. Koonya Reef is a great spot for surfers who hate beach crowds. In conclusion, 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 rocks and localism.