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Cattle Grid ratings
Quality on a good day: 1.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.3

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Cattle Grid Surf Guide

Cattle Grid on the East Coast is an exposed reef break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the west with some shelter here from north winds. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northeast. A left hand reef break. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Watch out for rips and rocks.

Cattle Grid Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
16.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Cattle Grid:

The best conditions reported for surf at Cattle Grid occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Cattle Grid with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 20% of the time in December while 39% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 41% 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 Cattle Grid Location Map

Interactive Cattle Grid 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 Cattle Grid is Launceston Airport (LST) in Australia, which is 89 km (55 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Cattle Grid is Hobart Airport (HBA), also in Australia, 156 km (97 miles) away.

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Cattle Grid Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 19 April 2021, 23:15 Local Time
Tuesday 20
Wave (m) 0.1
Period (s) 12 12 12 6
Wind (km/h) 20
NW 20
NW 15
NW 5
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Cattle Grid

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

Wind History at Cattle Grid

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

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