Wilson’s Promontory is a large peninsula jutting off of Victoria and the Great Ocean Road. The east side is home to several good reefs and beach breaks usually over a rock or sandy bottom. Most waves here are challenging but can break for up to 100 meters, providing opportunities for large turns or barrels depending on the wave.
What are the best surf conditions for Wilson’s Promontory?
The breaks here get good between waist-high and double overhead. We recommend bringing both a longboard and shortboard depending on the swell. The breaks here are best suited to intermediate and advanced surfers. It is very remote, and all breaks require a decent hike in with all your gear. Be aware that medical assistance will take longer to get to you than in a city (don’t take stupid risks and surf with a buddy). The surf here is consistent (6/10) and due to the remote nature almost never crowded (3/10). The best winds are offshore, usually from the West. The best tide depends on the individual break, and the best swell direction is from the Southeast.
We recommend wearing a 3/2 in the summer with water temperatures hitting 16 degrees in February. In winter it gets a bit colder so bring a 4/3 with the temperatures holding around 12 degrees. See the temperature chart below for more data on this.