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Church Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 4.2

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Church Bay Surf Guide

Church Bay on the West Coast is a quite exposed river break that has consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Works best in offshore winds from the east northeast with some shelter here from southwest winds. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south. The river break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around low tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Take care of rips and sharks.

Church Bay Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
15.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Church Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Church Bay occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

marchBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Church Bay with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 30% of the time in March while 52% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 18% 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 Church Bay Location Map

Interactive Church Bay 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 Church Bay is Launceston Airport (LST) in Australia, which is 221 km (137 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Church Bay is Hobart Airport (HBA), also in Australia, 308 km (191 miles) away.

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Church Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 23 April 2021, 21:46 Local Time
Wave (m) 6.5
Period (s) 17 16 16 16
Wind (km/h) 25
WSW 25
W 25
W 25
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Swell History at Church Bay

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

Wind History at Church Bay

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

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