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Shelly Point ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.3

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Shelly Point Surf Guide

Shelly Point on the East Coast is a fairly exposed point break that has inconsistent surf. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the west southwest. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the east southeast. Prevailing left breaking waves at the beach break A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Watch out for rips and rocks.

Shelly Point Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
14.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Shelly Point:

The best conditions reported for surf at Shelly Point occur when a East-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Shelly Point 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 13% of the time in June while 10% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 77% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
13%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
10%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
77%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Shelly Point Location Map

Interactive Shelly 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 Shelly Point is Hobart Airport (HBA) in Australia, which is 44 km (27 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Shelly Point is Launceston Airport (LST), also in Australia, 127 km (79 miles) away.

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Shelly Point Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 16 May 2021, 15:11 Local Time
Sunday 16
1PM4PM7PM10PM
Wave (m) 0.6
E
0.6
E
0.5
E
0.4
SSE
Period (s) 10 10 10 13
Wind (km/h) 25
WNW 25
W 25
WSW 25
WSW
Wind State cross-
off
off off off

Swell History at Shelly Point

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

Wind History at Shelly Point

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

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