Tasmania NW Territory
Tasmania is located right in the “roaring fourties”, has the highest wind statistics in Australia and also compared to the other possible destinations of the southern hemisphere.
The coast is wild, waves get absolutely massive (up to 15 m swells recorded by wave buoys) and there are plenty of spots to choose from around Marrawah for any storm force direction.
- Air (Aug-Nov):
- Water (Aug-Nov):
Around Marrawah we’ll have plenty of options, according to the locals „too many to name them all – from sick reef breaks to beach breaks and reef/beach combos, which accomodate almost any wind direction sideshore...“ The top spot should be BOL (Back of Lighthouse), but depending on the wind direction, we can quickly move to one of the other 20 spots in the area.
Weather is unstable in Tasmania. Winter period is rich of rain. Climate has similarities with west coast of France. The strong west circulation gives a good chance of gale force winds between SW and NW in wintertime.
Storm force winds are possible in relation to a passing cold front of direction influence of a strong low. During southern hemisphere spring (October, November) risk of gales slowly decreases, but remain possible.
With a huge amount of free fetch from directions between NW, W, SW, S, SE, E, NE there’s plenty of space to build op high seas and swell. Highest waves are expected from SW, W and NW, because this is wind direction which is most commonly associated with a crossing storm low.
- windy: „roaring fourties“
- massive waves: some of the biggest waves in the world!
- best option of southern hemisphere locations
- plenty of spot options with x-shore conditions
- no evacuations expected
- temperatures ok
- travelling time on the edge
- southern hemisphere storms weaker from October / November