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Surfing in Roaring Beach, East Coast, Tasmania Australia
There is a vast number of surf breaks on the East Coast that offer great waves. Roaring beach is a popular beach break that is suitable for novice and advanced surfers alike. Offshore winds blow from the north, northeast and the ideal swell direction is from the south, southwest. The best tide movement is falling tide and the ideal tide position is all tides. In summer, the wind blows offshore at 39%, in autumn the wind blows at 45%, in winter at 47% and in spring at 47%.
The optimum period for waves is in winter when the average maximum sea temperature is 12°C /53.6°F. Here you can explore the waves with swell sizes from less than 1 m/3 ft and holds up to 2 m/6 ft. Surfers will not have much competition for waves here, as it is usually uncrowded. 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 rocks and rips.