Surfing in Shipstern Bluff, East Coast, Tasmania Australia

Offshore Winds:
Skill Level :
Experienced Surfers
Best Period:
Tasmania is Australian island state, located at 240 km/150 mi in southeast of Australia's mainland. The island of Tasmania is an ideal destination, as it offers a diverse vegetation with many unique flora and fauna species, dense forests, pristine beaches and ideal weather conditions to perform your favorite extreme activity.

There is a vast number of surf breaks on the East Coast that offer great waves. Shipstern Bluff is considered to be one of the most dangerous and heavier waves in Australia. It is an exposed reef break close to the historic Port Arthur. Port Arthur 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.

Shipstern Bluff is usually uncrowded and it is suitable for very experienced surfers only. Offshore winds blow from the north and the ideal swell direction is from the south, southwest. The best tide movement is rising and falling tide and the ideal tide position is low tide only. In summer, the wind blows offshore at 38%, in autumn the wind blows at 39%, in winter at 40% and in spring at 43%.

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 2 m-2.5 m/6 ft-8 ft and holding up to 5 m/16 ft. In the end, apart from surfing you can visit Hobart, as it provides with a variety of accommodation options, exquisite restaurants, trendy cafes and bars. Note: watch out for sharks, rocks and rips.