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Goats Bluff ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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Goats Bluff break guide

Goats Bluff Surf Guide

Goats Bluff on the East Coast is a fairly exposed reef break that only works once in a while. Summer in particular tends to be flat. Offshore winds blow from the north northwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south southwest. Both left and right reef breaks. It's sometimes crowded here. Watch out for dangerous rips.

Goats Bluff Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
16.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Goats Bluff:

The best conditions reported for surf at Goats Bluff occur when a South-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

augustBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Goats Bluff with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of August. Clean surfable waves are typically found 44% of the time in August while 37% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 19% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
44%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
37%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
19%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Goats Bluff Location Map

Interactive Goats Bluff 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 Goats Bluff is Hobart Airport (HBA) in Australia, which is 22 km (14 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Goats Bluff is Launceston Airport (LST), also in Australia, 167 km (104 miles) away.

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Goats Bluff Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 12 April 2021, 07:47 Local Time
Monday 12
7AM10AM1PM4PM
Wave (m) 2.5
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2.2
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1.9
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1.7
S
Period (s) 15 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 35
SSW 30
SSW 25
SSW 20
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Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Goats Bluff

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

Wind History at Goats Bluff

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

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We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.