Front Beach - Point Lonsdale

Front Beach - Point Lonsdale

Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia
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36 days a year

Learners Wave

Wave Direction

Swell Direction

5m+ Swell

Wind Direction

Tide

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Username: Ben

Date created: 04/01/2008

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Point Lonsdale Front Beach, or Lighthouse, as it’s sometimes known, rarely gets waves and, when it does, it isn’t very good in any case. The Front Beach is only surfable on huge swells, as it is actually located within Port Phillip Bay.

Offshore in an easterly wind, the waves are usually weak, small right-handers, best surfed on a long-board. The Front Beach stretches for 200 metres - simply surf where the waves look the best.

When waves do start breaking, the water is usually churned up and very dirty. Be careful of rocks hiding beneath the surface.

Point Lonsdale is a pleasant small coastal town. The township basically consists of one road that faces onto the Front Beach. Park in front of the shops on Point Lonsdale Road, and walk over to the beach to check the waves. Chances are you’ll be better off having a coffee at one of the cafes than going for a surf at Front Beach.

Wave length

<50m

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Best months

May - September

Equipment

Short board, Long board

Wave type

Learners

Access

Standard Paddle

Hazards

Man Made Objects (piers, navigation markers etc)

5 Day Forecast

5 day forecast not available.

Air - Sea - Swell - Wind

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SE

1M / F4

SW

W

2M / F6

SW

W

3M / F6

SW

W

1M / F6

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BandWsurfboards
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over 8 years ago
Lonny Shops
This break is also know as Lonny Shops. I would have thought it offshore with a W to SW wind. It really needs a very big swell and a high tide to help the swell get in there too. Simliar conditions to Fishos at Torquay, but Fishos is a better wave.

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