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Tam O'Shanter ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.9
Consistency of Surf: 2.9
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.4
Crowds: 2.9

Overall: 3.2

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Tam O'Shanter break guidePhoto by: jack lost

Tam O'Shanter Surf Guide

Tam OShanter on the West Coast is an exposed point break. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Ideal winds are from the south southwest. Usually gets local windswells, but groundswells do happen and the best wave direction is from the northwest.The waves is a point break that peels left. Best around high tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Beware of rocks and rips.

Tam O'Shanter Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
rarely breaks
18.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Tam O'Shanter:

The best conditions reported for surf at Tam O'Shanter occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Tam O'Shanter (for consistent clean waves)?

septemberBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Tam O'Shanter with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of September. Clean surfable waves are typically found 26% of the time in September while 42% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 32% 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 Tam O'Shanter 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 Tam O'Shanter is Launceston Airport (LST) in Australia, which is 62 km (39 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Tam O'Shanter is Hobart Airport (HBA), also in Australia, 207 km (129 miles) away.

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Tam O'Shanter Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 6 March 2021, 12:48 Local Time
Saturday 06
Wave (m) -
Period (s) - 2 2 2
Wind (km/h) 15
NW 15
NW 5
NW 5
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Swell History at Tam O'Shanter

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Wind History at Tam O'Shanter

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Tam O'Shanter Reviews:

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Based on 16 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s33.2
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s43.9
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s32.9
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s43.5
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s11.4
  • Crowds:Icon  s32.9
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Jack Lost from Australia
“Very under rated surf spot. Super fun ripable left hander with a heavier right hander on the outside reef. Tends to be more crowded when the surf is small. When it gives over 4-5 foot the rip is horrific which keeps the crowds away. Best a couple of hours before and after high tide. Goofys get some little barrels on the boat ramp and mid section. Most reliable in winter and spring. Not unusual to get it on for 4-5 days in a row. Only a 45 minute drive from Launi which makes it convenient for Launi people. Love the spot”

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