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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Portsea Back Beach

Australia, VIC, Melbourne East

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 38° 20.107' S
Longitude: 144° 42.264' E

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Drive down back beach road, may have to pay a parking toll to enter national park, pritty easy to find and ask a local if you need to. It can be one of the best waves in the world, if u get it good.

English (Translate this text in English): Drive down back beach road, may have to pay a parking toll to enter national park, pritty easy to find and ask a local if you need to. It can be one of the best waves in the world, if u get it good.

English (Translate this text in English): Drive down back beach road, may have to pay a parking toll to enter national park, pritty easy to find and ask a local if you need to. It can be one of the best waves in the world, if u get it good.

English (Translate this text in English): Drive down back beach road, may have to pay a parking toll to enter national park, pritty easy to find and ask a local if you need to. It can be one of the best waves in the world, if u get it good.

DistanceDay trip

WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)

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Public access?Public access

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 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy with rock

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Fun

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthWest, South, SouthEast

Good wind directionNorth, NorthWest, NorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdCrowded

Webcam urlhttp://www.surfshop.com.a... 

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- Rips / undertow
- Localism
- Sharks

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Atmosphere

It is sick

English (Translate this text in English): It is sick

English (Translate this text in English): It is sick

English (Translate this text in English): It is sick

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By Matt Sampson , 16-05-2010

Portsea - I surfed that place a 7 years ago with the guy with the black ute... I think his name was cooki a local plumber I think.. The left out the front was floorless for a while holding 8ft. Has anyone seen cooki? Havn't seen him in years he was always out there!

By Anonymous , 29-01-2010

Boon Hooters - I love porty. It hoots!

By Anonymous , 30-07-2009

hows it going? - yeah well thanks. We can all agree that when the conditions are sublime...then porty is cookin' and it never ceases to dissapoint. It might be only a couple of days a year, but hey..you can't win them all!

Cheers,

Darryl

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