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Australia's storm-lashed and well-forested island state, located 170 miles below the southeast corner of the continent, is flanked by the Bass Strait, the Tasman Sea, and the Southern Ocean, and is home to a wide variety of cold water surf breaks. Tasmania's 2,000-mile coastline can be divided into three main regions: 1) The crowded beach- and pointbreaks of the Hobart area on the temperate sout...

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