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Kelpies ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 4.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.5

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Kelpies Surf Guide

Kelpies on the East Coast is a fairly exposed point break that only works once in a while. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the east southeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest.The waves is a point break that peels left. A popular wave that can get growded. Hazards include rips, rocks, sharks and isolation.

Kelpies Spot Info

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

Surfing Kelpies:

The best conditions reported for surf at Kelpies occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Kelpies with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 17% of the time in February while 58% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 25% 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 Kelpies Location Map

Interactive Kelpies 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 Kelpies is Hobart Airport (HBA) in Australia, which is 37 km (23 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Kelpies is Launceston Airport (LST), also in Australia, 182 km (113 miles) away.

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Kelpies Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 19 April 2021, 10:29 Local Time
Monday 19
Wave (m) 2.5
Period (s) 15 15 14 14
Wind (km/h) 20
NW 20
NW 20
WNW 25
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at Kelpies

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

Wind History at Kelpies

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

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