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Bluecliffs ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.5

Overall: 2.8

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Bluecliffs Spot ID

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Type: point

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell S | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 14.3 °C

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Thursday, 13 December 2018, 03:55 Local time
Thursday 13
Wave (m) 1.2
Period (s) 13 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 10
ENE 10
ENE 10
E 10
Wind State cross-
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Bluecliffs in Invercargill is an exposed point break that has inconsistent surf with no particular seasonal pattern. Ideal winds are from the north. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south. Best around high tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Hazards include sharks/rips.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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At Puysegur Point, 61 km from Bluecliffs.

light winds from the ESE

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Air temperature
14.0 °C

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Overall Bluecliffs Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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  • The closest passenger airport to Bluecliffs is Manapouri Airport (TEU) in New Zealand, 71 km (44 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Bluecliffs is Invercargill Airport (IVC), also in New Zealand, 75 km (47 miles) away.
  • Third is Queenstown Airport (ZQN) in New Zealand, 163 km (101 miles) away.
  • Alexandra Airport (ALR) in New Zealand is 185 km (115 miles) away.
  • Wanaka Airport (WKA), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Bluecliffs and is 213 km (132 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Bluecliffs, Southland. Use the tab navigation above to view Bluecliffs sea temperature, Bluecliffs photographs, Bluecliffs detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Bluecliffs webcams, current wind from Southland live weather stations and Bluecliffs tide predictions. The New Zealand swell maps link will open up the big picture showing New Zealand and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from New Zealand wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Bluecliffs.