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Friendly Beaches break guidePhoto by: Lachie Brumby

Friendly Beaches Surf Guide

Friendly Beaches on the East Coast is an exposed beach break that only works once in a while. Summer in particular tends to be flat. Offshore winds are from the west with some shelter here from north winds. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the east. The beach break provides left and right handers. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded. Beware of Heavy rips and isolation.

Friendly Beaches Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
11.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Friendly Beaches:

The best conditions reported for surf at Friendly Beaches occur when a East swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Friendly Beaches with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 22% of the time in June while 21% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 57% 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 Friendly Beaches Location Map

Interactive Friendly Beaches 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 Friendly Beaches is Launceston Airport (LST) in Australia, which is 102 km (63 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Friendly Beaches is Hobart Airport (HBA), also in Australia, 111 km (69 miles) away.

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Friendly Beaches Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 8 August 2022, 20:12 Local Time
Wave (m)
Period (s) 7 7 7 7
Wind (km/h)
Wind State off cross-
off off

Swell History at Friendly Beaches

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

Wind History at Friendly Beaches

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

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