Surfing in Portsea Back Beach, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria Australia

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Victoria is the second-smallest state of Australia. It faces 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. Portsea Back beach is an exposed beach break that has very consistent surf. The best wind direction is from the north, northeast and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest.

Surfers can explore the waves with swell sizes from 1 m/3 ft and holds up to 4 m/12 ft. The best tide movement is rising and falling tides and the ideal tide position is all tides. 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. Finally, 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, rips and locals.