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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

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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:

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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

Bluecliffs Surf:

Thursday, 16 July 2020, 05:33 Local time
Thursday 16
Wave (m) 1.5
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 15
NE 15
NE 15
NE 10
Wind State cross-

Tide Times:

At Bluecliffs (0 km).

IS AT (local time)

Bluecliffs Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Birchwood AWS WXT, 44 km from Bluecliffs.

light winds from the NE

Air temperature
-0.8 °C

Current weather near Bluecliffs

Overall Bluecliffs Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

Surf stats for Bluecliffs: see the swell variation by month.


Wind stats for Bluecliffs: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

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Bluecliffs Location Maps

Bluecliffs Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Bluecliffs:

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Wave buoys nearest to Bluecliffs:

Tide stations nearest to Bluecliffs:

  • Closest tide station
    Colac Bay
    27 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Preservation Inlet
    35 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Fishing Bay
    37 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Small Craft Harbour
    38 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Sealers Bay
    42 mi


  • 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.
Bluecliffs break location map and break info