Feb
14
2013

Catchin’ waves in Tasmania

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Take advantage of the last few weeks of summer by getting your friends or family together for a surf trip to Tasmania!

The island is home to some of the "fattest waves" where you can be sure to find your own slice of the beach to enjoy, without having to battle through busy crowds.

Heading out on a surfing tour of Tasmania is also a great way to discover the many wonders and attractions of the nature state, with a number of top beaches scattered across the island.

A favourite surfing spot is Clifton Beach – located just 25km outside of Hobart – and is popular with visiting surf fanatics and locals alike.

If you don't manage to catch some waves at Clifton Beach during the summer, keep some surf time free in Autumn as this is the "favoured time of year" for waves at this beach.

Other notable spots to visit are Eaglehawk Neck on the Tasman Peninsula, Bruny Island's Cloudy Bay – which offers some "really big breaks" – South Cape Bay, the many beaches along Bass Straits north coast, and Greens Beach (Marrawah) on the west coast which is fantastic also for wind and kite surfing.

You can also opt to hop on board a guided surf tour around parts of Tasmania with Coastrider.

The Tassie surf tour operators have a number of set tours available any time of the year, where you can be sure to score some good waves and capture amazing scenic views.

Some Coastrider experiences include the two to three day Bay of Fires/Freycinet tour, with surfers catching waves in the stunning Freycinet Peninsula and then travelling through Bicheno and Scamander to test the crystal clear waters of the Bay of Fires.

For the adventurers, there's the convicts and locals surf tour which heads out to beaches on the South Arm Peninsula, famous for its quality waves.

Visitors may also get to pop by the island's popular Port Arthur Historic Site attraction to delve into life in the 1800′s and justly famous convict heritage and ruins.

Group photo surfing lessons - Image Credit: Coastrider Academy

Coastrider tour vehicle
Learn to Surf with individual attention on uncrowded beaches and some of the best surf in Australia. Image Credit: Surfrider Academy

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