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May's Point break guidePhoto by: lochie

May's Point Surf Guide

May's Point in East Coast of Tasmania is a sheltered point break. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Ideal winds are from the southwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south. There is no point break. Sometimes crowded. Watch out for - Rocks - Localism.

May's Point Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
rarely breaks
12.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing May's Point:

The best conditions reported for surf at May's Point occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing May's Point with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 33% of the time in April while 18% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 49% 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 May's Point Location Map

Interactive May's Point 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 May's Point is Hobart Airport (HBA) in Australia, which is 10 km (6 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to May's Point is Launceston Airport (LST), also in Australia, 155 km (96 miles) away.

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May's Point Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 10 June 2023, 08:09 Local Time
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Period (s) 20 20 19 19
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Swell History at May's Point

Surf stats for May's Point, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at May's Point

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

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Wave Buoys Nearest To May's Point:

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