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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 Surf Guide

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.

Bluecliffs Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon point  redPointIcon  s32.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
11.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Bluecliffs:

The best conditions reported for surf at Bluecliffs occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Bluecliffs (for consistent clean waves)?

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Bluecliffs with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 18% of the time in February while 32% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 50% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
18%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
32%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
50%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Bluecliffs Location Map

Interactive Bluecliffs surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. 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.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
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Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Bluecliffs Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 21 June 2021, 21:25 Local Time
MonTuesday 22
9PM0AM3AM6AM
Wave (m) 1.6
SW
2.5
WSW
1.9
SSW
2.3
SW
Period (s) 15 15 14 16
Wind (km/h)
15
10
20
15
Wind State cross cross cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Bluecliffs

Surf stats for Bluecliffs, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Bluecliffs

Wind stats for Bluecliffs, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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    • Icon  s32.8
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    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    33km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    44km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: inconsistent
    45km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Bluecliffs: