Point Leo Beaches
Victoria, Mornington Peninsula
An hours drive from Melbourne, the Mornington Peninsula can be a great surfing destination for beginners either when the waves are tiny on the exposed south facing coast or during bigger swells on the protected coastline around Point Leo.
Various spots to the north and south of Point Leo have waves that break over reef flats and sand that is safest on high tide as the reef is exposed on lower tides. Stick to the sand covered reef breaks close to shore if you are a beginner, or if you are unsure which spot is safe, take a surf lesson with the local surf schools who will take you surfing in the best waves on the day suitable for learning to surf. Surfing the points and outer reefs is best left until you have mastered catching green waves, turning along the wave face and display very polite surfing etiquette - search around and enjoy.
The Point Leo area offers good shelter from big west swells and accompanying winds which typically occur in the winter months. The waves in this area can be really small during summer, so if it's flat here head further west to the more exposed beaches, and watch out for rips that are very strong on the exposed beaches of the Mornington Peninsula.
Good Wind Direction
Best on North to West winds.
Good Swell Direction For Fun Beginner Waves
Big West swells to moderate South swells.
- Rip Currents
- Marine Life
Have fun surfing the Mornington Peninsula by practising surfing etiquette and surf safety.
Car parks are located within the Point Leo Foreshore Reserve.
Point Leo Surf Beach is patrolled daily from the 26th of December to the 26th of January and also on weekends from the end of November until the end of April - always swim between the red and yellow flags.
Beginners & kids are best to surf at beaches when Lifeguards are on patrol or with a friend who has decades of surfing experience.
Located in the foreshore reserve.
There's a café and Trigger Bros Surf Shop or head north to the town of Balnarring for more shops and supplies.