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Trial Harbour break guidePhoto by: dave Taylor

Trial Harbour Surf Guide

Trial Harbour on the West Coast is an exposed point break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the east. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest.There is a left hand point break here. Best around high tide. Rarely crowded here. Take care of rips and rocks.

Trial Harbour Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
13.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Trial Harbour:

The best conditions reported for surf at Trial Harbour occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Trial Harbour with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 31% of the time in February while 69% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 0% 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 Trial Harbour Location Map

Interactive Trial Harbour 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 Trial Harbour is Launceston Airport (LST) in Australia, which is 175 km (109 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Trial Harbour is Hobart Airport (HBA), also in Australia, 217 km (135 miles) away.

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Trial Harbour Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 5 October 2022, 23:16 Local Time
Thursday 06
Wave (m)
Period (s) 13 13 13 13
Wind (km/h)
Wind State off cross-

Swell History at Trial Harbour

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

Wind History at Trial Harbour

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

Trial Harbour Reviews:

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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Moggy from Australia
“Trial Harbour left holds plenty of size, and can have hollow sections on clean swell. Fun walling type of wave with shifting peaks over large takeoff area.
Also a right reef further in on opposite side of small bay from left. The right peaks out from a group of rocks and breaks into the bay.
Vehicle access is by rough unsealed road.”

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