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Shipstern Bluff ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 4.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 4.7

Overall: 3.9

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Shipstern Bluff break guidePhoto by: Samuel Ross

Shipstern Bluff Surf Guide

Shipstern Bluff on the East Coast is an exposed reef break that has quite reliable surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the north. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south southwest. A right hand reef break. Best around high tide. Rarely crowded here. Beware of rips, rocks, sharks and isolation.

Shipstern Bluff Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.9
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
15.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Shipstern Bluff:

The best conditions reported for surf at Shipstern Bluff occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North.

Surf Forecasts:

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

marchBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Shipstern Bluff with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 40% of the time in March while 49% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 11% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
40%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
49%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
11%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Shipstern Bluff Location Map

Interactive Shipstern Bluff 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 Shipstern Bluff is Hobart Airport (HBA) in Australia, which is 44 km (27 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Shipstern Bluff is Launceston Airport (LST), also in Australia, 189 km (117 miles) away.

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Shipstern Bluff Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 18 April 2021, 06:47 Local Time
Sunday 18
7AM10AM1PM4PM
Wave (m) 2.5
SSW
2.5
SSW
2.5
SSW
2.5
SSW
Period (s) 15 15 14 14
Wind (km/h) 25
WNW 30
W 25
W 20
W
Wind State cross-
off
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Swell History at Shipstern Bluff

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

Wind History at Shipstern Bluff

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

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