- ABOUT THE SPOT
Surfing in Kelpies Point, East Coast, Tasmania Australia
There is a vast number of surf breaks on the East Coast that offer great waves. Kelpies Point is a point break with great views of Wedge island. Offshore winds blow from the east and the ideal swell direction is from the south, southwest. The spot is usually uncrowded and it is suitable for experts only. The best tide movement is falling tide and the ideal tide position is low and mid tide.
In summer, the wind blows offshore at 46%, in autumn the wind blows at 59%, in winter at 58% and in spring at 57%. The optimum period for waves is winter when the average maximum sea temperature is 12°C /53.6°F. Here you can explore the waves with swell sizes from 2.5 m-3 m/8 ft-10 ft and holding up to 5 m/16 ft. Finally, apart from surfing you can visit Port Arthur that is at about 60 km/37 mi in the southeast of Hobart, the capital state and it is the most significant heritage location in Tasmania. Note: watch out for sharks, rocks and rips.