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Swansea Point break guidePhoto by: Eric Martin

Swansea Point Surf Guide

Swansea Point on the East Coast is a sheltered point break that does not work very often. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the west southwest. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the best swell direction is from the south. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Beware of rocks,.

Swansea Point Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
17.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Swansea Point:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Swansea Point with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 12% of the time in July while 2% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 86% 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 Swansea Point Location Map

Interactive Swansea 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 Swansea Point is Hobart Airport (HBA) in Australia, which is 92 km (57 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Swansea Point is Launceston Airport (LST), also in Australia, 96 km (60 miles) away.

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Swansea Point Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 9 February 2023, 14:10 Local Time
Thursday 09
Wave (m)
Period (s) 9 10 9 10
Wind (km/h)
Wind State on on cross-

Swell History at Swansea Point

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

Wind History at Swansea Point

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

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