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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 5.5ft 13secs 229° 12mph Mostly Cloudy 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 Star 7.5ft 15secs 240° 13mph Mostly Cloudy 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 4ft 13secs 213° 7mph Mostly Cloudy No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 6
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SE - SW North Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Scamander 2ft 4secs 38° 9mph Mostly Cloudy No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Bicheno 2ft 11secs 158° 12mph Mostly Cloudy 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 5.5ft 13secs 242° 21mph 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 7.5ft 15secs 240° 13mph Mostly Cloudy 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 Star Star 6.5ft 13secs 242° 8mph Cloudy No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Coal Point Star Grey Star 4ft 13secs 213° 17mph Mostly 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 1.5ft 13secs 192° 12mph Mostly Cloudy No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
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NE - SE Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Roaring Beach Star Star 1.5ft 13secs 192° 7mph Mostly Cloudy 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 1.5ft 13secs 192° 12mph Mostly Cloudy 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 Grey Star 4ft 13secs 213° 17mph Mostly 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 4ft 13secs 213° 7mph Mostly Cloudy No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Boat Harbour Beach 2ft 4secs 46° 11mph Clear No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Robbos Point 1.5ft 4secs 34° 12mph Cloudy No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Tam O'Shanter 1ft 4secs 21° 9mph Cloudy No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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