In Gippsland, powerful tides entice surfers to Venus Bay throughout the year, and experienced surfers tackle the rough Pearl Point Cape in Cape Conran Coastal Park. If you're more Johnny Utah than Bhodi, stick to Sandy Point, the Inverloch surf beach and the sheltered Bastion Point at Mallacoota.
On the Bellarine Peninsula, find strong, steady waves for intermediate surfers at Point Lonsdale, Ocean Grove and 13th Beach at Barwon Heads.
Head around to the ocean side of the Mornington Peninsula to find a beach to suit your experience, from the gentler Sorrento waters to the sometimes fierce waves off Gunnamatta. For consistent breaks try the ocean beaches at Point Leo, Flinders, Portsea and Sorrento.