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Governors Island ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.8

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Governors Island Surf Guide

Governors Island in East Coast of Tasmania is an exposed reef break that has quite reliable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds are from the west. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the optimum swell angle is from the east. No reef break here. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Take care of - Urchins - Rips / undertow - Rocks - Localism - Sharks.

Governors Island Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
16.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Governors Island:

The best conditions reported for surf at Governors Island 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 Governors Island (for consistent clean waves)?

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Governors Island 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 15% of the time in June while 15% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 70% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
15%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
15%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
70%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Governors Island Location Map

Interactive Governors Island 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 Governors Island is Launceston Airport (LST) in Australia, which is 98 km (61 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Governors Island is Hobart Airport (HBA), also in Australia, 126 km (78 miles) away.

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Governors Island Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 22 April 2021, 06:59 Local Time
Thursday 22
7AM10AM1PM4PM
Wave (m) 0.2
ENE
0.2
ENE
0.3
ENE
0.3
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Period (s) 9 8 8 9
Wind (km/h) 10
WNW 15
W 20
W 15
W
Wind State cross-
off
off off off

Swell History at Governors Island

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

Wind History at Governors Island

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

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