- ABOUT THE SPOT
Surfing in Safety Cove Reef, East Coast, Tasmania Australia
There is a vast number of surf breaks on the East Coast that offer great waves. Safety Cove Reef is a sheltered reef break, close to Remarkable Caves and near the historic Port Arthur. Port Arthur is at about 60 km/37 mi in the southeast of Hobart, the capital state and it is considered to be the most significant heritage location in Tasmania. Safety Cove Reef is usually uncrowded and it is suitable for surfers of all levels.
Offshore winds blow from the west, northwest and the ideal swell direction is from the south, southeast. The best tide movement is falling tide and the ideal tide position is mid tide. In summer, the wind blows offshore at 22%, in autumn the wind blows at 34%, in winter at 30% and in spring at 27%. The best 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 1 m-1.5 m/3 ft-5 ft. In the end, apart from surfing you can visit Hobart, as it provides a variety of accommodation options, exquisite restaurants, trendy cafes and bars. Note: watch out for rocks.