Surf's up

Tasmanian photographer Stuart Gibson shares some of his favourite spots for a fun surfing adventure.

Marrawah on the west coast is stunningly raw with huge waves and wild winds. In between our Tasmanian storms, the west coast can also produce some really fun beach breaks.


South Arm is a very consistent surf location with a range of fun and heavy beach breaks. A short walk to the next headland can often produce some better quality.

Bay of Fires is a series of beaches on the north east coast and has the best water clarity in Tasmania.

South Arm
Bay of Fires

Pedra Branca is only for the extreme surfers. 30km south of Tasmania, and more known for its fishing, some surfers push the limits catching some of the biggest waves ever surfed in Tas/Aus.

The Points provide quality waves close to Hobart, but they protect themselves by only breaking about twice a year.

Pedra Branca
The Points

Shipstern Bluff is a mythical surf spot near Port Arthur and a popular four-hour return bushwalk. A very serious wave breaks at the bottom of the cliff.

Mikey Brennan at Shipstern Bluff

Bicheno has some wild coast with a lot of granite slabs, making short but very heavy waves that will turn on and off quickly around the tides.



Eagle Hawk Neck on the Tasman Peninsula is surrounded by huge sea cliffs. The beach break is fun with some more serious waves for the adventurer.

Eagle Hawk Neck