Right on the Great Ocean Road in Victoria (you check the surf from your car as you pass by), lies the small town of Fairhaven with a fun, sandy beach break. The waves here are not overly challenging to surf, breaking up to 100 meters on a good day, providing great sections for high-performance surfing or cruising. All in all, your average beach break.
What are the best surf conditions for Fairhaven?
This wave gets good between waist high to overhead. Bring anything from your longboard to your step up depending on the banks and size of swell. Fairhaven accommodates all levels of surfers, from beginners to advanced. There is usually a wave to surf (5/10) however because it is so easy to check it will get crowded when it is good (5/10). The best winds come from the Northwest, and it works on all tides. The best swell direction is from the Southwest.
February brings the warmest water temperature of around 16 degrees, so bring a 3/2 wetsuit. In winter you’ll need something thicker, either a 4/3 or 5/4 depending on personal cold tolerance. See the temperature chart below for more data on this.