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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 14ft 16secs 231° 23mph Light Rain 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 Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star 17.5ft 16secs 240° 21mph Brief Showers Possible 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 Grey Star Grey Star 7.5ft 16secs 214° 15mph Light Showers No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 6
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SE - SW North Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Scamander Star Grey Star 6ft 9secs 161° 16mph Sunny No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Bicheno Star Grey Star 7ft 9secs 164° 24mph Sunny 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 15ft 16secs 240° 20mph Light Showers 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 Grey Star 17.5ft 16secs 240° 21mph Brief Showers Possible 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 16.5ft 16secs 241° 16mph Brief 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 Grey Star Grey Star 7.5ft 16secs 214° 27mph Brief 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 2.5ft 16secs 198° 23mph Light Rain 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 Grey Star Grey Star 2.5ft 16secs 198° 15mph Light Showers 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 Grey Star 2.5ft 16secs 198° 23mph Light Rain 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 Grey Star Grey Star 7.5ft 16secs 214° 27mph Brief 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 Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star 7.5ft 16secs 214° 15mph Light Showers 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° 13mph Sunny 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° 16mph Sunny No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Tam O'Shanter 1.5ft 3secs 251° 14mph Sunny No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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