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Highcliffe ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0

Overall: 2.6

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Highcliffe Spot ID

Winter at Highcliffe photo


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Looking South East at Highcliffe photo


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Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.7 °C

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Wednesday, 29 June 2016, 15:27 Local time
Wednesday 29Thu
Wave (m) 2.1
Period (s) 6 7 7 6
Wind (km/h) 30
SW 25
SW 20
SW 20
Wind State cross-

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Highcliffe on the South Coast is a fairly exposed beach break that only works when conditions are just right. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the north. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Christchurch, 5 km from Highcliffe.

IS AT (local time)

Highcliffe Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Bournemouth Airport, 11 km from Highcliffe.

moderate winds from the SW

Continuous light rain
Air temperature
14.3 °C

Current weather near Highcliffe

Buoy Data:

At Channel Islands Buoy, 78 miles from Highcliffe.

  10AM 11AM 12PM 1PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.3
Average period (s) 6 6 6 6

All wavebuoys around Highcliffe

Overall Highcliffe Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in June

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Highcliffe Location Maps

Highcliffe Location Map

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Wave buoys nearest to Highcliffe:

Tide stations nearest to Highcliffe:

  • Closest tide station
    3 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    7 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    8 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    9 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    12 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Highcliffe:

  • Closest ski area
    Another World Ski and Snowboard Centre
    211 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    269 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Weardale Ski Club
    273 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Harwood Common
    277 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Yad Moss
    278 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Highcliffe:

  • Closest city location
    3 mi
  • Second closest city location
    9 mi
  • Third closest city location
    12 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    16 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    17 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Highcliffe is Bournemouth Airport (BOH) in England, 11 km (7 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Highcliffe is Southampton Airport (SOU), also in England, 34 km (21 miles) away.
  • Third is Yeovilton Airport (YEO) in U.k., 73 km (45 miles) away.
  • Lyneham Airport (LYE) in U.k. is 88 km (55 miles) away.
  • Bristol Airport (BRS) in England is the fifth nearest airport to Highcliffe and is 102 km (63 miles) away.
Highcliffe break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Highcliffe, South Coast. Use the tab navigation above to view Highcliffe sea temperature, Highcliffe photographs, Highcliffe detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Highcliffe webcams, current wind from South Coast live weather stations and Highcliffe tide predictions. The United Kingdom swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United Kingdom 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 United Kingdom 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 Highcliffe.