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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 7ft 9secs 223° 9mph 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 7.5ft 9secs 233° 8mph 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 5ft 8secs 211° 7mph Clear No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 6
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SE - SW North Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Scamander Star 4ft 7secs 158° 10mph Mostly Cloudy No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Bicheno Star 4ft 7secs 169° 7mph 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 5.5ft 9secs 214° 9mph Clear No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Lagoons Star 7.5ft 9secs 233° 8mph 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 6ft 9secs 222° 5mph Clear No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Coal Point Star 5ft 8secs 211° 10mph 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 3ft 7secs 182° 9mph Clear No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
1
NE - SE Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Roaring Beach Star 3ft 9secs 213° 7mph 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 3ft 9secs 213° 9mph 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 5ft 8secs 211° 10mph Clear 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 5ft 8secs 211° 7mph 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 8secs 50° 7mph 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 89° 10mph Mostly Clear No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Tam O'Shanter 2ft 3secs 64° 14mph Mostly Cloudy No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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