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Queenscliff ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 1.5

Overall: 3.6

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Queenscliff break guide

Queenscliff Surf Guide

Queenscliff in Sydney North is a reasonably exposed beach break that has reliable surf. The favoured time of year for waves is autumn. Offshore winds blow from the northwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the optimum swell angle is from the northeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Often Crowded. Beware of rips, rocks and locals.

Queenscliff Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s43.6
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
23.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Queenscliff:

The best conditions reported for surf at Queenscliff occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Queenscliff with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 10% of the time in January while 36% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 54% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
10%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
36%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
54%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Queenscliff Location Map

Interactive Queenscliff 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 Queenscliff is Kingsford Smith International Airport (Sydney) Airport (SYD) in Australia, 21 km (13 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Queenscliff is Sydney Bankstown Airport (BWU), also in Australia, 32 km (20 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Queenscliff Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 26 February 2021, 23:58 Local Time
Saturday 27
2AM5AM8AM11AM
Wave (m) 1.0
E
1.0
E
0.9
ENE
0.9
ENE
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 15
SE 10
SE 5
ESE 10
NE
Wind State on on glass cross

Swell History at Queenscliff

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

Wind History at Queenscliff

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

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