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Lighthouse Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.7

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Lighthouse Beach Surf Guide

Lighthouse Beach on the West Coast is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the east with some shelter here from southwest winds. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. Waves at the beach are mainly lefts. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Hazards include rips, rocks,kelp.

Lighthouse Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s43.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
15.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Lighthouse Beach:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Lighthouse Beach 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 36% of the time in February while 62% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 2% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
36%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
62%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
2%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Lighthouse Beach Location Map

Interactive Lighthouse Beach 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 Lighthouse Beach is Launceston Airport (LST) in Australia, which is 228 km (142 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Lighthouse Beach is Hobart Airport (HBA), also in Australia, 320 km (199 miles) away.

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Lighthouse Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 14 May 2021, 09:04 Local Time
Friday 14
7AM10AM1PM4PM
Wave (m) 5.5
WSW
5.5
WSW
4.5
WSW
5.0
WSW
Period (s) 11 12 13 16
Wind (km/h) 45
WSW 40
SW 30
WSW 30
WSW
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Lighthouse Beach

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

Wind History at Lighthouse Beach

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

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