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Buxton Point break guidePhoto by: Paul Di Benedetto

Buxton Point Surf Guide

Buxton Point on the East Coast is an exposed point break that does not work very often. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the west. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell angle is from the east southeast. Best around low tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Beware of rips and rocks.

Buxton Point Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
14.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Buxton Point:

The best conditions reported for surf at Buxton Point occur when a East-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Buxton Point (for consistent clean waves)?

mayBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Buxton Point with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 25% of the time in May while 14% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 61% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Buxton Point Location Map

Interactive Buxton Point surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The nearest passenger airport to Buxton Point is Hobart Airport (HBA) in Australia, which is 77 km (48 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Buxton Point is Launceston Airport (LST), also in Australia, 103 km (64 miles) away.

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Buxton Point Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 23 May 2022, 01:09 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 9 9 14 9
Wind (km/h)
Wind State off off off glass

Swell History at Buxton Point

Surf stats for Buxton Point, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Buxton Point

Wind stats for Buxton Point, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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