On the Great Ocean Road, just west of Bells Beach, in Victoria, Point Addis is a fun, decent right-hand break over a rocky reef about 300 meters off the point itself. It’s a good place to get away from the crowds of Bells Beach and Winkipop when the swell is big. It usually isn’t as crowded due to the gap of quality between it and Bells/Winki (this is due to the quality of Bells/Winki, not the lack thereof of Point Addis). It is not a very steep wave, so no barrels, but it can serve up 100 meter long waves with fun sections for turns, carves, or cruising on a longboard. One thing to keep in mind is that Point Addis is a nudist beach.
What are the best surf conditions for Point Addis?
Gets good between head high and triple overhead, the bigger the better. It will never be too steep to make the drop, even at larger sizes, although it will have more push. We recommend bringing a longboard, shortboard, or step up depending on your personal preference. Point Addis is best suited to intermediate and advanced surfers. It does not break very often as it needs a very large swell to show (3/10) but is rarely crowded (3/10). The best winds are Northwest, and the best tides are low to medium. The best swell direction is Southwest.
Same as Bells/Winki, we recommend a 3/2 in summer with water temperatures around 16 degrees in February. In winter upgrade to a 4/3 to withstand the frigid 12-degree temperatures. See the temperature chart below for more data on this.
100M LONG WAVE
Reef break OVER Rock BOTTOM