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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 Surf Forecast / TAS – East Coast / Australia

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 9 am Monday 17 May 2021 AEST
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Shipstern Bluff surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Shipstern Bluff sea temperature is 14.2 °C (Statistics for 17 May 1981-2005 - mean: 13.4 max: 14.6 min: 12.1 °C)
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Shipstern Bluff surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Shipstern Bluff sea temperature is 14.2 °C (Statistics for 17 May 1981-2005 - mean: 13.4 max: 14.6 min: 12.1 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Still cross-shore at Shipstern Bluff (moderate winds from the WSW at DennesPoint 33 km from Shipstern Bluff).

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33 km away, 1 h 58 min ago

Moderate
26 km/h
WSW
11.6
14.2
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Shipstern Bluff this week:

The surf forecast for Shipstern Bluff over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Monday (May 17) at 7PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 4.0m and 16s period with a secondary swell of 3.5m and 16s. Another secondary swell of 0.4m and 10s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be cross-shore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Shipstern Bluff in the next 12 days are 5.0m 15s and forecast to arrive on Tuesday (May 18) at 1AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.8m 6s period and expected on Monday (May 24) at 4PM.

Wave TypeTime (AEST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 7PM (Mon 17th May)13ft (4.0m) 16s
Best Surf 1AM (Tue 18th May)16ft (5.0m) 15s
Most Powerful 1AM (Tue 18th May)16ft (5.0m) 15s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Shipstern Bluff over the next 12 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thursday
27
Friday
28
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
008445242006555424553223323325545132
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T tasmania.htsgw.metric.36.cc23
T tasmania.htsgw.metric.60.cc23
T tasmania.htsgw.metric.84.cc23
T tasmania.htsgw.metric.108.cc23
T tasmania.htsgw.metric.132.cc23
T tasmania.htsgw.metric.156.cc23
T tasmania.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
T tasmania.htsgw.metric.204.cc23
T tasmania.htsgw.metric.228.cc23
T tasmania.htsgw.metric.252.cc23
T tasmania.htsgw.metric.276.cc23
4.5
SSW
4
SSW
5
SW
3
SSW
2.5
SSW
2.2
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.5
SW
1.2
SW
0.9
SSW
4
SW
3.5
SSW
2.5
SSW
2.2
SSW
1.9
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.4
SW
1.6
SW
2.1
SSW
1.7
SSW
1
SW
0.6
SW
0.5
SW
0.5
S
0.8
SSW
1.1
SSW
1.1
SSW
1.1
SW
1.1
SW
3.5
SW
4
SSW
4
SSW
3
SSW
1.3
SW
0.9
SSW
1.1
SSW
17171514131212131419171615141414141515141413152119181615158101010101816
10665849510619329322201376908780541664956550222717198314428337541103186011263871101132314767056275165431279293728611760348540604
45
WSW
40
WSW
25
W
25
WNW
20
WNW
20
NNW
25
NW
20
NW
25
NNW
40
W
45
WSW
25
WNW
20
NNW
10
N
20
NNW
25
NNW
30
WNW
15
SSW
15
NE
15
NE
15
NNE
20
NNE
30
NNE
30
N
15
N
20
W
15
SW
5
WSW
15
S
5
SSE
0
N
10
E
5
E
20
E
20
ENE
25
ENE
crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
off
offoffoffoffcross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
offoffoffcrosscross-
on
crossonglassglasscrossglasscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
1:27PM
0.70
10:00PM
1.06
1:47PM
0.74
10:57PM
1.06
2:15PM
0.78
11:59PM
1.05
2:47PM
0.84
1:05AM
1.02
3:22PM
0.90
2:16AM
0.97
3:58PM
0.97
3:32AM
0.91
4:35PM
1.04
4:53AM
0.84
5:13PM
1.11
6:19AM
0.78
5:54PM
1.17
7:52AM
0.74
6:36PM
1.20
9:29AM
0.73
7:21PM
1.22
11:11AM
0.74
8:08PM
1.20
3:01PM
0.70
6:09AM
0.11
4:35PM
0.70
6:53AM
0.08
6:01PM
0.68
7:39AM
0.07
7:22PM
0.63
8:24AM
0.09
8:38PM
0.55
9:10AM
0.14
9:51PM
0.45
9:55AM
0.22
11:02PM
0.32
10:40AM
0.33
12:09AM
0.19
11:23AM
0.45
1:16AM
0.08
12:05PM
0.56
2:20AM
-0.01
12:44PM
0.65
3:23AM
-0.05
1:22PM
0.72

Note: the tide data above is calculated at the surf break location.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Shipstern Bluff blow from the N

Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thursday
27
Friday
28
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
rain showers
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
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101111121413141515111098129111211111414141615151311111211111211111211
77101214111515149778129161710111314151616141410101011121111101010
7:16--7:16--7:18--7:18--7:20--7:20--7:22--7:22--7:24--7:24--7:26--7:26--
-4:52--4:52--4:52--4:51--4:50--4:49--4:47--4:46--4:46--4:45--4:45--4:45-

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 16°C on Wed morning, min 10°C on Mon morning). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the WSW on Mon morning, light winds from the NNW by Wed afternoon).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Thu morning. Very mild (max 18°C on Sat afternoon, min 8°C on Fri morning). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the WSW on Thu morning, light winds from the SSE by Sat night).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 17°C on Mon afternoon, min 11°C on Sun morning). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the N on Mon night, calm by Tue night).

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Wed morning. Very mild (max 12°C on Wed morning, min 11°C on Wed morning). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Shipstern Bluff Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Shipstern Bluff provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Shipstern Bluff can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Shipstern Bluff surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Shipstern Bluff) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Shipstern Bluff may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Shipstern Bluff is 11 km (7 miles) from Port Arthur. If you plan a holiday in East Coast of Tasmania, look for hotels and other accommodation in Port Arthur. Port Arthur has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.