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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 11ft 14secs 220° 14mph Light Showers 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 13.5ft 14secs 229° 10mph 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 Star Star Star Star 10ft 15secs 204° 8mph Clear No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 6
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SE - SW North Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Scamander Star 5ft 10secs 68° 16mph Clear No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Bicheno Star Star Star 5.5ft 10secs 71° 17mph Brief Showers Possible No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Greens Beach Star Star Star Grey Star Grey Star 11.5ft 14secs 228° 22mph Clear No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Lagoons Star Star Star Star Star 13.5ft 14secs 229° 10mph 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 Star Star Star Grey Star Grey Star 12.5ft 14secs 228° 15mph Light Showers No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Coal Point Star Star Star Star Star 10ft 15secs 204° 14mph Cloudy No Reports Available. Left Pointbreak Uneven Reef 10
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E - S North Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Eaglehawk Neck Star Star Star 6.5ft 14secs 187° 14mph Light Showers No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
1
NE - SE Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Roaring Beach Star Star Star Star Grey Star 6.5ft 14secs 187° 8mph 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 Star Star Grey Star 6.5ft 14secs 187° 14mph Light Showers 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 Grey Star 10ft 15secs 204° 14mph Cloudy 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 10ft 15secs 204° 8mph 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 3secs 168° 12mph Clear No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Robbos Point 1ft 2secs 142° 10mph 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 0.5ft 10secs 322° 7mph Mostly Cloudy No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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