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Hobart Surfing

Tasmania > Tasmania
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Until April 2001, not much was known about Tasmania's waves. Australia's 6th state, a 300km (188mi) long triangular island was, until around 10,000 years ago, joined to the mainland but it is now about 240km (150mi) away across a shallow sea, the Bass Strait. Tassie was put on the map when Drew Courtney, Mark Matthews and Kieren Perrow scored an horrendous right ledge on the Tasman Peninsula vaguely named VD Land (Tasmania was originally known as Van Dieman's Land). Like Jeff Clark with Mavericks, a tall and quiet guy named Andrew Campbell rode the waves for years before the spot got worldwide exposure. It is a Teahupoo-like right, without the contest and tropical allure, but with awesome triple lips and huge screaming barrels. The majority of surfers will be seeking less life-threatening spots and Hobart makes a good base to explore from.
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12 - 22°C
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10 - 19°C
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6 - 13°C
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5 - 12°C
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7 - 16°C
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10 - 20°C
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+ Roaring forties exposure
+ Variety of beach and points
+ Peninsulas and indented coast
+ Uncrowded and mountainous
- Windy and chilly winter surf
- Occasionally flat SE coast
- Slow access
- Expensive to get there
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  Forecast Surf Report Stormrider Guide
Guide icon Forecast icon Shipstern Bluff Star Star Star 16ft 15secs 238° 37mph Clear No Reports Available. Right Pointbreak Uneven Reef 25
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S - SW Northerly High Tide Only
Guide icon Forecast icon Cloudy Bay Star Star Star Star Grey Star 32.5ft 14secs 272° 40mph Clear No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Uneven Reef and Sand 10
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SE - SW North Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Clifton Beach Star Star Star Star Grey Star 14ft 15secs 254° 25mph Clear No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 6
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SE - SW North Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Scamander Grey Star 8ft 7secs 316° 31mph Clear No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Bicheno Grey Star 8ft 7secs 313° 33mph Clear No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Greens Beach Star Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star 25.5ft 15secs 259° 43mph Light Showers No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Lagoons 0ft 0secs 0° 40mph Clear No Reports Available. No Data Available Sand 8
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SE - SW North Westerly Mid to High Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Cape Sorell Star Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star 29.5ft 15secs 265° 45mph Light Showers Possible No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Coal Point Star Grey Star 0.5ft 9secs 87° 47mph Light Showers Possible No Reports Available. Left Pointbreak Uneven Reef 10
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E - S North Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Eaglehawk Neck Grey Star 2ft 8secs 28° 37mph Clear No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
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NE - SE Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Roaring Beach Star Star Star Grey Star 3ft 15secs 201° 25mph Clear No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Uneven Reef and Sand 8
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S - SW North Easterly Mid to High Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Tessos Star Star Grey Star 3ft 15secs 201° 37mph Clear No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Rock Ledge 6
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SE - S North Westerly Mid to High Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon The Neck Star Star Star Star Grey Star 14ft 15secs 254° 47mph Light Showers Possible No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 6
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SE - S North Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Park Beach Star Star Star Star Grey Star 14ft 15secs 254° 25mph Clear No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Boat Harbour Beach 0ft 0secs 0° 23mph Mostly Cloudy No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Robbos Point Grey Star 13ft 9secs 304° 38mph Light Showers No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Tam O'Shanter Star Star Grey Star 12.5ft 10secs 310° 30mph Light Rain No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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