Surfing in the Portland area from Bridgewater Bay around to Narrawong Beach offers a range of breaks and waves to suit all styles and abilities.

Beginners should start with some of the more sheltered breaks in Bridgewater Bay or Nuns Beach

If you have never tried or are in need of some lessons these are available from Voyage Surf Ski & Skate with all wet suits and boards supplied. Contact them on 03 5523 3115 or 0438 559 568

The following sites are a guide only and conditions can change rapidly.

1 Blacks Beach

Wave Type; Beach break, Lefts and Rights

Wind Direction; NE- SE

Swell; Small

Comments; Powerful beach break with strong rips at times. This surf break is recommended for experienced surfers

2  Whites Beach

Wave Type; Left point break

Wind Direction; SE

Swell Size;  Small

Comments; Powerful waves this is defiantly not recommended for beginners.

3 Bridgewater Bay

Wave Type; Beach break. lefts and Rights

Wind Direction;  N – SW

Swell Size; Moderate

Comments; Great break for beginners. With soft waves and this beach is patrolled (December to Easter Holidays)

4 The Hole

Wave Type; Beach Break, Lefts and Rights

Swell Size; Small

Comments; Powerful beach breaks, caution needed as strong rips can develop. Good beach for beginners when swell is small.

5 Shelly Beach

Wave Type; Beach break Lefts and Rights

Wind; NE – NW

Comments; Strong rips and a powerful break that is good for experienced surfers and not recommended for beginners.

6 Murrells

Wave Type;Beach breaks Rights and Lefts

Wind Direction; SE

Swell Size; Small to Moderate

Comments; Summer break with good waves on the right day.

7 Yellow Rock

Wave Type; Beach breaks Rights and Lefts

Swell Size; Small

Comments; Powerful beach breaks with a tendency for strong rips. Recommended for experienced surfers.

8 Quarry Gates

Wave Type; Beach break, Rights and Lefts

Wind Direction; NW -SW

Swell size; Moderate

Comments; A lot of surfers have learnt to surf here but caution is required on the bigger days as waves tend to have a dumping nature.

9 Crumpets

Wave Type; Right hander, Point break

Swell Size; Moderate to heavy

Comments; Waves have a good shape at this break but experience is needed due to the close proximity of the rocks.

10 Tease

Wave Type; Beach Breaks, Rights and Lefts

Wind Direction; W – SW.

Swell Size; Moderate

Comments; Tease is another good break to gain some experience at. Care needs to be taken on big days as the waves tend to dump.

11 Blacknose Point

Wave Type; Point Break, right hander

Wind Direction; SW

Swell Size; Heavy


Good Shaped waves. The rocks at this break mean it is best for moderately experienced surfers and above.

12 Golf Course Reef

Wave Type; Reef break Right Hander

Wind Direction; SW

Swell Size; Moderate

Comments; This reef break has a good shape wave. This is  the best of the ref breaks for gaining experience.

13 Nun’s Beach

Wave Type; Right hand beach break of the Lee Breakwater Wall.

Wind Direction; Strong Easterly

Swell Size; Large SE wind slop

Comments; Best for surfers with a moderate amount of experience as the beach break has a very shallow bottom.

14 Watertower

Wave Type Reef break, right hander

Wind Direction; NW – SW

Swell Size; Moderate to heavy SW.

Comments; best for surfers that have a moderate level of experience as this break has a shallow rock bottom.

15 Narrawong

Wave Type; Beach breaks. Left and right, breaking on a sand bottom

Wind Direction; NE -NW

Swell size; Moderate to heavy SW

Comments; Good hollow waves best for surfers with moderate experience due to the rips. The beach is patrolled during summer.