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Nettley Bay Reefs 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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Nettley Bay Reefs Surf Guide

Nettley Bay Reefs on the West Coast is an exposed reef break that has quite consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Ideal winds are from the southeast with some shelter here from southwest winds. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west. A choice of left and right reefs. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Rarely crowded here. Beware of rips and rocks.

Nettley Bay Reefs Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
16.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Nettley Bay Reefs:

The best conditions reported for surf at Nettley Bay Reefs occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Nettley Bay Reefs 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 39% of the time in February while 58% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 3% 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).

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Interactive Nettley Bay Reefs 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 Nettley Bay Reefs is Launceston Airport (LST) in Australia, which is 227 km (141 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Nettley Bay Reefs is Hobart Airport (HBA), also in Australia, 320 km (199 miles) away.

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Nettley Bay Reefs Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 9 March 2021, 00:26 Local Time
Tuesday 09
Wave (m) 3.0
Period (s) 16 17 16 16
Wind (km/h) 25
SW 25
SW 25
SW 20
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Swell History at Nettley Bay Reefs

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

Wind History at Nettley Bay Reefs

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

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