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Shipstern Bluff ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 4.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 4.7

Overall: 3.9

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Shipstern Bluff Spot ID

Shipsterns, Shipstern Bluff photo

Shipstern Bluff

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Shipstern Bluff

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Shipstern Bluff

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Shipstern Bluff

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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.0 °C

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Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 10:35 Local time
Wednesday 12
Wave (m) 1.6
Period (s) 13 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 25
NNE 35
NE 40
NE 45
Wind State cross-

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Shipstern Bluff on the East Coast is an exposed reef break that has quite reliable surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the north. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south southwest. A right hand reef break. Best around high tide. Rarely crowded here. Beware of rips, rocks, sharks and isolation.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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20.6 °C

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Overall Shipstern Bluff Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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  • The nearest passenger airport to Shipstern Bluff is Hobart Airport (HBA) in Australia, which is 44 km (27 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Shipstern Bluff is Launceston Airport (LST), also in Australia, 189 km (117 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Shipstern Bluff, TAS - East Coast. Use the tab navigation above to view Shipstern Bluff sea temperature, Shipstern Bluff photographs, Shipstern Bluff detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Shipstern Bluff webcams, current wind from TAS - East Coast live weather stations and Shipstern Bluff tide predictions. The Australia swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Australia and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Australia wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Shipstern Bluff.