Surfing in Rye Ocean Beach, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria Australia

Skill Level:
All Surfers
Swell Sizes:
from 1m-1.5m/3ft-5ft to 2m/6ft
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. Rye Ocean beach is an exposed beach break that has consistent surf. The best wind direction is from the northeast, north and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest, west. This spot can provide waves at any time of the year. Surfers can explore the waves with swell sizes from 1 m-1.5 m/3 ft-5 ft and holding up to 2 m/6 ft.

The best tide movement is rising and falling tides and the ideal tide position is low and mid 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 novice and advanced surfers alike. Rye Ocean beach is the ideal place for surfers who hate beach crowds. 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 rips and rocks.