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Tessellated Pavements break guidePhoto by: Eric Martin

Tessellated Pavements Surf Guide

Tessellated Pavements on the East Coast is a fairly exposed reef break that has quite reliable surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the north northwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the south southeast. The right reef break is best, but there is a left reef too.. It very rarely gets crowded here. Beware of rips, rocks and sharks.

Tessellated Pavements Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
12.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Tessellated Pavements:

The best conditions reported for surf at Tessellated Pavements occur when a South-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Tessellated Pavements with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 20% of the time in May while 24% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 56% 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 Tessellated Pavements Location Map

Interactive Tessellated Pavements 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 Tessellated Pavements is Hobart Airport (HBA) in Australia, which is 39 km (24 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Tessellated Pavements is Launceston Airport (LST), also in Australia, 174 km (108 miles) away.

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Tessellated Pavements Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 7 July 2022, 17:00 Local Time
Wave (m)
Period (s) 10 8 8 8
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
cross cross-

Swell History at Tessellated Pavements

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

Wind History at Tessellated Pavements

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

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