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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 8.5ft 13secs 218° 20mph 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 8ft 12secs 225° 14mph Clear No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Uneven Reef and Sand 10
1
SE - SW North Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Clifton Beach Star Star Star Star 6ft 13secs 204° 12mph Clear No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 6
1
SE - SW North Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Scamander 3.5ft 5secs 35° 18mph Mostly Clear No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Bicheno Grey Star Grey Star 4ft 5secs 28° 21mph Clear No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Greens Beach Star Star Grey Star 5ft 13secs 227° 31mph Mostly Cloudy No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Lagoons Star Star Star 8ft 12secs 225° 14mph Clear No Reports Available. No Data Available Sand 8
1
SE - SW North Westerly Mid to High Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Cape Sorell Star Star Star Grey Star 7ft 12secs 222° 14mph Clear No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Coal Point Star Star Grey Star 6ft 13secs 204° 21mph Clear No Reports Available. Left Pointbreak Uneven Reef 10
3
E - S North Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Eaglehawk Neck Grey Star 3ft 13secs 185° 20mph Clear No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
1
NE - SE Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Roaring Beach Star Star Star 3ft 13secs 185° 12mph Clear No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Uneven Reef and Sand 8
1
S - SW North Easterly Mid to High Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Tessos Star Star Grey Star 3ft 13secs 185° 20mph Clear No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Rock Ledge 6
2
SE - S North Westerly Mid to High Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon The Neck Star Star Star Grey Star 6ft 13secs 204° 21mph Clear No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 6
1
SE - S North Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Park Beach Star Star Star Star 6ft 13secs 204° 12mph Clear No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Boat Harbour Beach Grey Star 4ft 6secs 46° 15mph Mostly Clear No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Robbos Point Grey Star 3.5ft 6secs 38° 15mph Mostly Cloudy No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Tam O'Shanter 2.5ft 5secs 27° 12mph Mostly Clear No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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