Port Sorell Bay  
 
Spot Name:
Port Sorell Bay
Map:
Hawley Boat Ramp -  41° 9'0.88"S, 146°32'40.15"E
Hawley Life Saving club -  41° 9'5.92"S, 146°32'31.27"E
Scamander End of Freers Beach -  41° 9'20.83"S, 146°32'31.92"E
Port Sorell End of Freers Beach -  41° 9'34.25"S, 146°32'53.87"E
Ideal for:
Beginner (onshore winds and incoming tide) through to Advanced – Bump & Jump and Flat water blasting.  
Winds:
SW through to E
Directions
Easiest launching from Hawley or Shearwater esplanade - See the Map links above.
Parking:
All spots have room for 10 - 15 cars, 30m to beach
Rigging:
- Hawley rig at boat ramp
- Shearwater Esp rig at either end of the esplanade with both having grassed areas and 15m away from beach.

Facilities
Shower at start of Shearwater esplanade
Currents:
Due to large tidal movements in the bay there are a couple of strong currents. The most noticeable of these occurs on an incoming tide and run along the beach pulls down the river.
Waves:
NE is the best direction if you are in search of some waves with swell lines breaking across the bay.
Tide:
Due to the large tidal movement of the bay, picking the tide is important. If low tide launch from Hawley for the shortest possible walk to the water.
Speed Record:(2sec)
43.387 Izaak Perkins (2sec)  Port Sorell 
Comments:
Watch out for Rocks in between penguin island and beach which are submerged on a high tide.





 

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