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Cape Liptrap ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.0

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Cape Liptrap Surf Guide

Cape Liptrap on the East Coast is a fairly exposed reef break that only works once in a while. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the north. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. A reef breaks right. Best around high tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Beware of rocks,isolated break and sharks.

Cape Liptrap Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
16.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Cape Liptrap:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

augustBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Cape Liptrap with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of August. Clean surfable waves are typically found 22% of the time in August while 45% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 33% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
22%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
45%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
33%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Cape Liptrap Location Map

Interactive Cape Liptrap 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 Cape Liptrap is Melbourne Moorabbin Airport (MBW) in Australia, 126 km (78 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Cape Liptrap is Melbourne Essendon Airport (MEB), also in Australia, 159 km (99 miles) away.

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Cape Liptrap Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 20 April 2021, 13:31 Local Time
Tuesday 20
1PM4PM7PM10PM
Wave (m) 2.5
WSW
2.2
WSW
2.2
WSW
1.3
WSW
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 40
WSW 35
SW 35
SSW 35
SSW
Wind State cross cross-
on
cross-
on
on

Swell History at Cape Liptrap

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

Wind History at Cape Liptrap

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

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