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Clifton Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.8
Consistency of Surf: 3.1
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 2.8

Overall: 3.0

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Clifton Beach break guidePhoto by: ahscotty

Clifton Beach Surf Guide

Clifton Beach on the East Coast is a fairly exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf. The favoured time of year for waves is autumn. The best wind direction is from the north. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Good surf at all stages of the tide. When the surf is up, crowds are likely Be wary of rips - they make surfing here dangerous.

Clifton Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon  beachBeachIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
11.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Clifton Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Clifton Beach 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 Clifton Beach (for consistent clean waves)?

marchBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Clifton Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 31% of the time in March while 45% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 24% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
31%
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
24%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Clifton Beach Location Map

Interactive Clifton Beach 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 nearest passenger airport to Clifton Beach is Hobart Airport (HBA) in Australia, which is 17 km (11 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Clifton Beach is Launceston Airport (LST), also in Australia, 163 km (101 miles) away.

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Clifton Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 28 September 2020, 14:20 Local Time
Monday 28
1PM4PM7PM10PM
Wave (m) 2.5
SSW
3.0
SSW
2.3
SSW
2.2
SSW
Period (s) 12 12 12 11
Wind (km/h) 25
SSW 25
SSW 30
S 20
SSW
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Swell History at Clifton Beach

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

Wind History at Clifton Beach

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Clifton Beach. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon  pointPoint
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    4km away
    • Icon  beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: inconsistent
    4km away
    • Icon  reefReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: inconsistent
    6km away
    • Icon  reefReef
    • Icon  s32.6
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    6km away
    • Icon  sandbarSandbar
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: inconsistent
    7km away

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