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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 6.5ft 10secs 230° 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 Grey Star 11.5ft 8secs 277° 23mph Mostly 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 Grey Star 5.5ft 10secs 254° 14mph Clear No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 6
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SE - SW North Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Scamander 2.5ft 5secs 47° 18mph Light Rain No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Bicheno 2.5ft 6secs 51° 7mph Thundery Showers 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 6.5ft 12secs 241° 25mph Cloudy No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Lagoons Grey Star 2ft 12secs 225° 23mph Mostly 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 Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star 7.5ft 12secs 252° 24mph Brief Showers No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Coal Point Grey Star 1.5ft 12secs 208° 27mph Clear No Reports Available. Left Pointbreak Uneven Reef 10
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E - S North Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Eaglehawk Neck 2ft 6secs 49° 20mph Clear No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
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NE - SE Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Roaring Beach Grey Star Grey Star 2ft 12secs 212° 14mph 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 Grey Star 2ft 12secs 212° 20mph 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 Grey Star 5.5ft 10secs 254° 27mph Clear No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 6
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SE - S North Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Park Beach Grey Star Grey Star 5.5ft 10secs 254° 14mph Clear No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Boat Harbour Beach 1ft 4secs 1° 13mph Clear No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Robbos Point 0ft 0secs 0° 22mph Clear 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 4secs 321° 17mph Clear No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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