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Cliff Beach (Lewis) ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 4.0

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Cliff Beach (Lewis) Surf Guide

Cliff Beach in Lewis is an exposed beach break that has reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the southeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Take care of the strong rips here.

Cliff Beach (Lewis) Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
8.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Cliff Beach (Lewis):

The best conditions reported for surf at Cliff Beach (Lewis) occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Cliff Beach (Lewis) 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 31% of the time in February while 57% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 12% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

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Interactive Cliff Beach (Lewis) 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 Cliff Beach (Lewis) is Stornoway Airport (SYY) in U.k., 38 km (24 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Cliff Beach (Lewis) is Benbecula Airport (BEB) in U.k, 86 km (53 miles) away.

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Cliff Beach (Lewis) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 16 May 2021, 23:11 Local Time
SunMonday 17
Wave (m) 1.5
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 5
W 10
SSW 10
SSW 10
Wind State glass cross-

Swell History at Cliff Beach (Lewis)

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Wind History at Cliff Beach (Lewis)

Wind stats for Cliff Beach (Lewis), see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Cliff Beach (Lewis) Reviews:

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Based on 1 vote.
  • Overall:Icon  s44.0
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s33.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s44.0
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s33.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s44.0
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weedwabit from United Kingdom
“My favourite UK break, you need balls when its big, I've seen it at double overhead and clean, bitch of a rip at NW side when big! Next stop Nova Scotia. At overhead+ can get a wedge (dependent on bars) from the reform off the cliff low-mid, so for sponge monkey time paddle SW. Had my best days Oct-Nov and late Feb-May.”

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