Port Phillip is a large stretch of tidal water that is nearly 60km across at its widest point. Despite its large size, Port Philip is enclosed by two The heads is just over 3 km across. As a result Port Philip offers a huge variety of padding conditions from enclosed calm waters to open ocean conditions in its southern reaches. Due to the circular shape the waters of Port Phillip are a downwind paddlers dream offering a range of true downwind paddles irrespective of the direction of the wind.