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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

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
11.0°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:
Tasmania wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Clifton Beach sea temperature, Clifton Beach photographs, Clifton Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Clifton Beach webcams, current wind from TAS - East Coast live weather stations and Clifton Beach tide predictions. The Australia swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Australia 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 Australia 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 Clifton Beach

Clifton Beach Surf:

Tuesday, 11 August 2020, 20:06 Local time
Wave (m) 1.3
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 5
NW 10
NNW 20
Wind State glass cross-

Tide Times:

At Clifton Beach (0 km).

IS AT (local time)

Clifton Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At DennesPoint, 16 km from Clifton Beach.


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Air temperature
7.2 °C

Current weather near Clifton Beach

Overall Clifton Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August


Surf stats for Clifton Beach: see the swell variation by month.

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

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Clifton Beach

Photo credit: lachie

Decent barrel, Clifton Beach photo

Clifton Beach

Photo credit: Andrew Savage

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Clifton Beach

Photo credit: ahscotty

Clifton Beach Location Maps

Clifton Beach Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to TAS - East Coast surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Clifton Beach

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Clifton Beach:

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Wave buoys nearest to Clifton Beach:

Tide stations nearest to Clifton Beach:

  • Closest tide station
    9 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    11 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Sandy Bay
    11 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Blackmans Bay
    11 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    12 mi


  • 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.
Clifton Beach break location map and break info