Surfing South Cape Bay Tasmania

Surfing this area of Australia you really need reasons beyond escaping the crowds in search of an empty line-up.

A clear winters day, with a solid 2mtr swell arriving on the far South Coast.

If you are looking for an adventure where days of endless surf are a must then Tasmania is definitely not the right choice. The weather in this part of the world is inconsistent and fast changing.  Swells more often than not arrive with howling gales and offshore conditions can be short lived.

To see the swell lines stacked up to the horizon requires nothing short of perfect conditions.  Wave quality is almost always dependent on shifting sand banks, there one day, washed away the next like a Buddhist sand mandala.

To surf this corner of the earth requires an equanimity few surfers have.

Beautiful day in September
Lion Rock south coast Tasmania

But if you forked out the big bucks, drove south until the road ran out, survived the 2 hour bushwalk ladden with board, tent, water and food … rising at dawn you may partake of something magical and rare.

Something less than 1% of the surfing population has experienced.

Or … wish you had gone to Sumatra.

The perfect weather map for surf